List of libraries in Barnet

This is a List of libraries in Barnet

There are 15 council run libraries in the London Borough of Barnet, mobile library and home library services, and a local studies and archives library.[1] The borough's local libraries have books, large print, books on tape, books on CD language courses, music CDs, DVDs, videos, newspapers, magazines, PC games, sheet music and vocal scores. Internet access is provided in all local libraries. The local studies and archives centre is in Mill Hill, providing reference access to local materials dating back to the 16th century and with a number of information sheets on local topics.[1] Libraries in Barnet provide the specialist collections, within Greater London for Alzheimer's disease, art, cancer, Jewish interests and sociology.[2]

The British Library has its newspaper section in the borough at Colindale.[3]

Name Address Notes Image Coordinates
Burnt Oak Watling Avenue 51°36′12″N 0°15′48″W / 51.6032°N 0.2632°W / 51.6032; -0.2632
Childs Hill Cricklewood Lane 51°33′44″N 0°12′03″W / 51.5623°N 0.2008°W / 51.5623; -0.2008
Chipping Barnet Stapylton Road 51°39′22″N 0°12′17″W / 51.6562°N 0.2046°W / 51.6562; -0.2046
Church End Hendon Lane Built in 1964[4] 51°35′59″N 0°11′50″W / 51.5998°N 0.1972°W / 51.5998; -0.1972
East Barnet Brookhill Road 51°38′39″N 0°09′42″W / 51.6443°N 0.1616°W / 51.6443; -0.1616
East Finchley High Road Built in 1938 in a Neo-Georgian style.[4] Grade 2 listed. 51°35′38″N 0°10′04″W / 51.5939°N 0.1678°W / 51.5939; -0.1678
Edgware Hale Lane 51°36′59″N 0°16′27″W / 51.6163°N 0.2741°W / 51.6163; -0.2741
Friern Barnet Friern Barnet Road In a stone and brick, Tudor style. Opened in 1934.[4] 51°36′49″N 0°09′13″W / 51.6135°N 0.1535°W / 51.6135; -0.1535
Golders Green Golders Green Road The first purpose built library in the Municipal Borough of Hendon. Built in 1935-6 in a Neo-Georgian style.[4] 51°34′29″N 0°12′07″W / 51.5747°N 0.2019°W / 51.5747; -0.2019
Grahame Park The Concourse 51°36′06″N 0°14′42″W / 51.6018°N 0.2449°W / 51.6018; -0.2449
Hampstead Garden Suburb Market Place 51°35′11″N 0°11′00″W / 51.5863°N 0.1833°W / 51.5863; -0.1833
Hendon The Burroughs The borough's main library, in a Neo-Baroque style.[4] 51°35′19″N 0°13′44″W / 51.5886°N 0.2288°W / 51.5886; -0.2288
Mill Hill Hartley Avenue A single storey building, built in 1937 in a Neo-Georgian style.[4] 51°36′55″N 0°14′36″W / 51.6153°N 0.2432°W / 51.6153; -0.2432
North Finchley Ravensdale Avenue Built in 1936 in a Neo-Georgian style.[4] 51°37′07″N 0°10′33″W / 51.6185°N 0.1759°W / 51.6185; -0.1759
Osidge Brunswick Park Road 51°37′49″N 0°08′57″W / 51.6303°N 0.1491°W / 51.6303; -0.1491
South Friern Colney Hatch Lane 51°36′02″N 0°08′53″W / 51.6005°N 0.1481°W / 51.6005; -0.1481


  1. 1 2 Local libraries in Barnet accessed 26 Jul 2007 Archived June 29, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. Specialist subject collections held at local libraries London libraries accessed 26 Jul 2007 Archived June 3, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. "Finding British Library Newspapers, Colindale". British Library. Retrieved 19 February 2010.
  4. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Pevsner, Nikolaus; Bridget Cherry (1998). London 4 North. The Buildings of England. London: Penguin. pp. 105–192. ISBN 0-14-071049-3.
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