Opening Hours


Tuesday              10am to 6pm

Wednesday         10am to 6pm

Thursday             10am to 7pm

Friday                  10am to 7pm

Saturday              12 noon to 4pm

Sunday                12 noon to 4pm


Tuesday               10am to 6 pm

Wednesday          10am to 6pm

Friday                   10am to 5pm

Saturday:              12 noon to 4pm

Children's books and DVDs are available during all Main Library Hours.

Monday and Bank Holidays : LIBRARY CLOSED

08 November 2022

Book Donation guidelines

Donations of Books and DVDs are vital to the Library !

Since opening in 2011, we have added and replaced some 20,000 books. Many of these replacemements come from donations from the Community which saves precious resource in buying them.

Q- What condition of the books do you want? 

A - We are a library!  Donated books need to be of good quality to be useful.

One guideline is whether YOU  would borrow it! If in doubt please ask first !

Q -  When can I bring books? : 

A - You can bring books at any time we are open - no notice needed -  just call in advance (020 7431 1266) to check we are open.

We can usually help in collecting books from cars parked on the yellow lines outside the Library.

Q - What do you do with donated items ? 

A - We have a little team dedicated to sorting out all the donations.

Those for the library collection go on the shelves ( either as new or to replace a "tired book"),  others are kept for the next book sale and any that fail to sell are sent to an online seller. We aim make the most of every one.

Q - What type of books? 

A- All TYPES and Genres of  book - (fiction or non fiction, adult or children) but please see notes below.  

We  no longer take DVDs or CDs as the demand is low. 

Q - Do you collect?

A - We would if we had willing volunteers!  If you can help, please let us know.

At the moment, however, we cannot offer this service.


Please do NOT give us the following:

  • Books without bar codes or ISBN numbers unless in pristine condition that we can sell.
  • Books in poor condition, incomplete, dirty or mouldy ( you would be disappointed at the items sometimes dumped on us) .
  • Encyclopedia sets and dictionaries - Sadly, here is no longer any demand as it is all on the internet
  • Magazines and catalogues.
  • School text books
  • Music scores
  • Foreign language books
  • Audio cassettes
  • Video cassettes - VHS tapes
  • Toys
  • Clothes