New Barnet and South Friern Libraries

Inclusion Barnet runs two popular local libraries, New Barnet and South Friern, in partnership with Barnet Council. Libraries are natural community hubs and our vision is for them to be welcoming and inclusive for all members of our community. We have years of experience of supporting people from across our local community and receive high approval ratings from our customers.

New Barnet Library


New Barnet Leisure Centre, 1 Lawton Road, Barnet, EN4 9BS

Tel: 020 8359 3860


New Barnet Library is currently closed until the first week of December. Books and DVDs can be returned to any other Barnet Library in the meantime. Don’t worry – we are currently waiving all fines.

South Friern Library


Colney Hatch Lane, London N10 1HD
Tel: 020 8359 3946

Opening Times (for Select and Collect only)

Tuesdays 4pm – 7pm
Thursdays 10am – 1pm
Saturdays 2pm – 5pm
Closed: Mondays, Fridays and Sundays

For more information about Barnet Libraries’ Select and Collect service, please visit


Our two Inclusion Barnet libraries, New Barnet and South Friern, offer a great opportunity for volunteering – working with the public, gaining customer service and library skills, making friends and contributing to the community.  Many of our volunteers have gone onto or returned to paid employment after spending time with us, though we also have many volunteers who are retired. Others have gone into education or other volunteering roles. Our volunteers represent the diverse population of Barnet as a whole and we welcome volunteers with additional needs.

Contact Us to find out how you can join our welcoming inclusive team.

Affordable meeting and event spaces for hire

Rooms are currently not available for hire due to the COVID-19 outbreak

Contact Us

Find Out More

To find out more, drop in to have a look around and a chat, follow us on Twitter, or visit the Barnet Council Libraries website for more information about  occasional workshops and events.

Our Services and Projects

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    Touchpoint provides residents of Barnet with a place to go to get advice and support when things get difficult.

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    Benefits Advice Service

    Supporting disabled people in Barnet with information and help with applications.

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    Trust Wide Enablement Partnership

    We are proud to be working with Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust to help them deliver peer support and coproduction.

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    User Voice

    Our User Voice project aims to amplify the voices of disabled people in Barnet to ensure they are heard by decision makers and those in power.

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    Barnet Voice for Mental Health

    Our team of talented volunteers provide peer support for people who are struggling with their mental health.

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    Inclusion Barnet runs two popular local libraries, East Barnet and South Friern, in partnership with Barnet Council.

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    We believe that research is important and that there is a lack of research that deals with the realities of being a disabled person.

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    Training and Consultancy by Inclusion Unlimited

    We provide high quality training and consultancy for organisations which want lived experience to inform their practice and projects.

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    Community Organisation Support

    Working to support the vital role of voluntary sector organisations in the borough of Barnet.

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    Healthwatch Barnet

    Helping local people get the best out of local services.