New Barnet Library

New Barnet Leisure Centre, 1 Lawton Road, Barnet, EN4 9BS. Our library sits within the leisure centre complex.

Tel: 020 8359 3860

Email: newbarnet.library@barnet.gov.uk

Did you know we have rooms to hire?

Find out more

Opening Times 

  • Tuesdays 10am – 2pm
  • Thursdays 4pm – 7pm
  • Fridays 10am – 5pm
  • Saturdays 9am – 12 noon

Closed: Mondays, Wednesdays and Sundays

Computer bookings are for 45 minutes on a ‘first come, first serve’ basis.

Activities for children

New Barnet Library runs weekly (free!) term-time Children’s Activities. Babies and toddlers are now welcome at both sessions, at either time.

Tuesday mornings 

First Rhyme Time 10.15am – 10.45am
 
Second Rhyme Time 11.00am – 12 noon
 
Sessions are FREE.
 
There is a paid car park (free for 20 minutes, free all day for members of Better leisure group). Find out more accessibility information.
 

Numbers may need to be restricted, and attendance is on a ‘first come, first serve’ basis.

Parking and Public transport

Parking

There is a paid car park (free for 20 minutes, free all day for members of Better leisure group). 8 accessible spaces are available.

By bus

384, 184, 307, 383, 326, 626

By train, tube & tram

New Barnet

Cockfosters

Hadley Wood

High Barnet

Accessibility

Blue Badge

8 accessible spaces are available in the leisure centre’s paid car park (free for 20 minutes, free all day for members of Better leisure group).

Wheelchair access

  • Step-free access
  • All services are on the ground floor
  • New Barnet Leisure Centre has automatic doors, the library has a manual door that is kept open during opening times

Toilets

  • New Barnet Library has shared use of the leisure centre toilets which are accessible and gender neutral

Books

  • Large print
  • Dyslexia friendly
  • Digital ebooks
  • Audiobooks

Covid Precautions

  • Keyboards and mice are regularly wiped down
  • There are cough guards between public PCs

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