Library locations and opening times

Please note there will be no Mobile Library service until 20 June 2018
Bank holiday opening times

South Woodford Library and Gym is open most bank holidays.

Day / holiday

Opening times

Friday 30 March (Good Friday)

South Woodford Library and Gym open from 8am to 4pm. All other libraries closed.

Saturday 31 March (Easter Saturday)

All libraries will be open

Sunday 1 April (Easter)

South Woodford Library and Gym open from 8am to 4pm. All other libraries closed.

Monday 2 April

South Woodford Library and Gym open from 8am to 4pm. All other libraries closed.

Thursday 3 May (Local Elections)

Seven Kings and Woodford Green Library will both be closed. All other libraries open. 

Customers will get an extra week to return their books to compensate for the closed day, or can return books to any other library as usual.

Monday 7 May (May Day)

South Woodford Library and Gym open from 8am to 4pm. All other libraries closed.

Monday 28 May (Spring Bank Holiday)

South Woodford Library and Gym open from 8am to 4pm. All other libraries closed.

Monday 27 August (August Bank Holiday) South Woodford Library and Gym open from 8am to 4pm. All other libraries closed.
Monday 24 December (Christmas Eve)

South Woodford Library and Gym open from 8am to 4pm. 

All other libraries open until 5pm

Tuesday 25 December (Christmas Day)

All libraries closed. 

Wednesday 26 December (Boxing Day)

All libraries closed.

Thursday 27 December 

All libraries open as normal.

Monday 31 December (New Year's Eve)

South Woodford Library and Gym open from 8am to 4pm.
All other libraries open until 5pm

Tuesday 1 January (New Year's Day)

All libraries closed.

Wednesday 2 January 

All libraries open as normal. 

Study spaces 

There are free study spaces in every Redbridge library for customers to use for their own personal study. We also have free Wi-Fi and internet access via our library computers.

We ask you to respect the following rules during the exam periods to ensure that libraries remain safe, pleasant and welcoming for all customers and staff please:

  • use designated study areas, as determined by our staff
  • treat other customers and staff with courtesy and respect
  • keep noise levels to a minimum – your mobile phone on silent and use headphones when listening to music
  • unattended belongings will be removed and may be destroyed; they may not be used as a means of saving a study space
  • food is not permitted in the library and drinks must have lids
  • avoid trailing leads; the use of personal extension leads is not permitted
Mobile library 

You can return books borrowed from the mobile library to any Redbridge library or renew your books online. The mobile library is open to everyone. Find out how to join the library.

The vehicle has disabled access and is also available for promotional visits to schools, nurseries and residential homes. 

You can borrow:

  • adult and junior books
  • compact discs
  • talking books
  • DVDs

Mobile library stops

Stops are made throughout Redbridge from Tuesday to Saturday except on bank holidays.

Please note: there will be no Mobile Library service until 20 June 2018

Chadwell Heath

Where?

When?

 How often?

Cunningham Close

Thursday  2pm to 2.30pm

Fortnightly

Rosewood Court  

Thursday  2pm to 2.30pm

Fortnightly

Clayhall / Redbridge

Where?

When?

 How often?

Clayhall Avenue/Tiptree Crescent

Thursday 11.10am to 11.30am

Fortnightly

Falmouth Gardens

Tuesday 5pm to 6pm

Weekly

Margaret Way

Friday 9.30am to 9.50am

Weekly

Hainault

Where?

When?

 How often?

Aragon Drive

Saturday 10.30am to 11.15am

Weekly

Ilford

Where?

When?

 How often?

Brisbane Road/Auckland Road

Saturday 11.30am to 12.15pm

Weekly

Canterbury Avenue/Wanstead Lane

Tuesday  4.15pm to 4.45pm

Weekly

Milton Crescent

Wednesday  2pm to 2.30pm

Weekly

Pittman Gardens (Wiltshire Court)

Thursday  9.30am to 9.50am

Fortnightly

Rowan House/Rowan Close

Thursday  10am to 10.20am

Fortnightly

Seabrooke Manor

Thursday  10.30am to 10.50am

Fortnightly

Staines Road/Oxford Road

Tuesday  2.50pm to 3.50pm

Weekly

Newbury Park

Where?

When?

 How often?

Colenso Road/Glencoe Road 

Saturday 1.45pm to 2.30pm

Weekly

Homefield Avenue/Oaks Lane  

Thursday 5.15pm to 6pm

Weekly

Ramsgill Approach/Aldborough Road North  

Thursday 4.15pm to 5pm

Weekly

St. John’s Road (Church)

Friday 12 to 12.20pm

Weekly

Seven Kings / Goodmayes

Where?

When?

 How often?

Airthrie Road

Thursday 2.45pm to 3.45pm

Weekly

Beddington Road/Meads Lane  

Wednesday 4.45pm to 5.30pm

Weekly

Holmwood Road (South Park School)

Wednesday 2.45pm to 3.30pm

Weekly

Suffolk Road/Hertford Road

Saturday 2.45pm to 3.30pm

Weekly

Tavistock Gardens/Ashburton Avenue  

Wednesday 3.45pm to 4.30pm

Weekly

South Woodford

Where?

When?

 How often?

Rivenhall Gardens

Friday 10.40am to 11am

Weekly

Clarendon Road/Landsdown Road

Friday 11.10am to 11.40am

Weekly

Woodford Bridge

Where?

When?

 How often?

Cross Road

Friday 10:05am to 10:25am

Weekly

Contact us

You can either write, telephone or email us.

Mobile Library
Central Library
Clements Rd
Ilford
Essex
IG1 1EA

Telephone: 020 8708 2414
Email: mobile.library@visionrcl.org.uk

Aldersbrook Library 

Opening times

Day

 

 

Monday

10am to 1pm

2pm to 5pm

Tuesday

10am  to 1pm

2pm to 8pm

Wednesday

Closed

Closed

Thursday

10am to 1pm

2pm to 8pm

Friday

10am to 1pm

2pm to 5pm

Saturday

11am to 3pm

Closed

Sunday

Closed

Closed

Services

We offer services for:

Some services are charged for.

Contact

2a Park Road

London

E12 5HQ 

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Phone: 020 8496 0006

Email: aldersbrook.library@visionrcl.org.uk

Clayhall Library

Opening times

 Day

 

 

 Monday

10am to 1pm

2pm to 6.30pm

 Tuesday

10 am to 1pm

2pm to 6.30pm

 Wednesday

Closed

Closed

 Thursday

10am to 1pm

 2pm to 6.30pm

 Friday

10am to 1pm

 2pm to 6.30pm

 Saturday

11am to 3pm

 Closed

 Sunday

Closed

 Closed

Services

We offer services for:

Some services are charged for.

Contact

1 Claybury Broadway

Woodford Avenue

Ilford

IG5 0LQ

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Phone: 020 8708 9340

Email: clayhall.library@visionrcl.org.uk

Fullwell Cross Library

Opening times

Day

Opening hours

Monday

 9.30am to 8pm

Tuesday

 9.30am to 6pm

Wednesday

 9.30am to 8pm

Thursday

 9.30am to 6pm

Friday

 9.30am to 8pm

Saturday

 9.30am to 4pm

Sunday

 Closed

Services

We offer services for:

Some services are charged for. 

Contact

140 High Street

Barkingside

Ilford

IG6 2EA

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Phone: 020 8708 9281

Email: fullwellcross.library@visionrcl.org.uk

Gants Hill Library

Opening times

Day

 Opening hours

Monday

 9.30am to 8pm

Tuesday

 9.30am to 6pm

Wednesday

 9.30am to 8pm

Thursday

 9.30am to 6pm

Friday

 9.30am to 8pm

Saturday

 9.30am to 4pm

Sunday

 Closed

Services

We offer services for:

 Some services are charged for. 

Contact

490 Cranbrook Road

Gants Hill

Essex

IG2 6LA

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Phone: 020 8708 9274

Email:  gantshill.library@visionrcl.org.uk

Goodmayes Library

Opening times

Day

Opening hours

Monday

9.30am to 5pm

Tuesday

9.30am to 8pm

Wednesday

Closed

Thursday

9.30am to 8pm

Friday

9.30am to 5pm

Saturday

9.30am to 4pm

Sunday

Closed

Services

We offer services for:

Some services are charged for.

Contact

76 Goodmayes Lane

Ilford

IG3 9QB

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Phone: 020 8708 7750

Email: goodmayes.library@visionrcl.org.uk

Hainault Library

Opening times

Day

Opening hours

Monday

 9.30am to 5pm

Tuesday

 9.30am to 8pm

Wednesday

 Closed

Thursday

 9.30am to 8pm

Friday

 9.30am to 5pm

Saturday

 9.30am to 4pm

Sunday

 Closed

Services

We offer services for:

 Some services are charged for. 

Contact

100 Manford Way

Chigwell

IG7 4DD

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Phone: 020 8708 9206

Email: hainault.library@visionrcl.org.uk

Keith Axon Library

Opening times

Day

Opening hours

Monday

9am to 5pm

Tuesday

Closed

Wednesday

9am to 8pm

Thursday

Closed

Friday

9am to 1pm

Saturday

9am to 4pm

Sunday

Closed

Services

Some services are charged for

Children's centre

The children's centre offers information and advice about health, education and raising children to families with children aged under 5 years. The children's centre is only open during school term-time on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9am to 5pm. 

Contact us

Keith Axon Centre

160-170

Grove Road

Chadwell Heath

RM6 4XB

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Phone: 020 8708 0790

Email: keithaxon.centre@visionrcl.org.uk

Redbridge Central Library

Opening times

Day

Opening hours

Monday

 9.30am to 8pm

Tuesday

 9.30am to 8pm

Wednesday

 9.30am to 8pm

Thursday

 9.30am to 8pm

Friday

 9.30am to 8pm

Saturday

 10am to 5pm

Sunday

 Closed

Services

Our services include:

Some services are charged for. 

Contact us

Clements Road

Ilford

IG1 1EA

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Phone: 020 8708 2414

Email: central.library@visionrcl.org.uk

Seven Kings Library 

Opening times

Day

Opening hours

Monday

Closed

Tuesday

9.30am to 8pm

Wednesday

9.30am to 5pm

Thursday

9.30am to 8pm

Friday

9.30am to 5pm

Saturday

10am to 2pm

Sunday

10am to 2pm

Services

We offer services for:

Some services are charged for.  

Contact us

679 High Road

Seven Kings

IG3 8RQ

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Phone: 020 8708 9780

Email: sevenkings.library@visionrcl.org.uk

South Woodford Library and Gym

Opening times

Day

Opening hours

Monday

6am to 10pm

Tuesday

6am to 10pm

Wednesday

6am to 10pm

Thursday

6am to 10pm

Friday

6am to 10pm

Saturday

8am to 6pm

Sunday

8am to 6pm 

Activities

We now have a 40 station gym and studio with a wide range of fitness classes. From cardio fitness, to body conditioning and more relaxing activities such as yoga, View the fitness timetable.

Services

We offer services for:

Some services are charged for. 

Contact us

116 High Road

South Woodford

E18 2QS

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Phone: 020 8708 9067 

Library email: southwoodford.library@visionrcl.org.uk 

Gym email: swgym@vision-rcl.org.uk

Wanstead Library

You can also renew your items online, continue to access our online library services & have reservations sent to a branch of your choice.

Please follow us on twitter or visit the libraries page for further updates.

Usual opening times

Day

 

Monday

9.30am to 8pm

Tuesday

9.30am to 6pm

Wednesday

9.30am to 8pm

Thursday

9.30am to 6pm

Friday

9.30am to 8pm

Saturday

9.30am to 4pm

Sunday

 Closed

Services

Some services are charged for. 

Contact us

Spratt Hall Road

Wanstead

London

E11 2RQ

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Phone: 020 8708 7400

Email: wanstead.library@visionrcl.org.uk

 

Woodford Green Library

Usual opening times

Day

Opening hours

Monday

9.30am to 5pm

Tuesday

9.30am to 8pm

Wednesday

Closed

Thursday

9.30am to 8pm

Friday

9.30am to 5pm

Saturday

9.30am to 4pm

Sunday

Closed

Services

We offer services for:

Some services are charged for. 

Contact us

Snakes Lane West

Woodford Green

IG8 0DX

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Phone: 020 8708 9055

Email: woodfordgreen.library@visionrcl.org.uk

Usual opening times

Day

Opening hours

Monday

10am - 3pm

Tuesday

10am - 3pm

Wednesday

10am - 3pm

Thursday

10am - 3pm

Friday

10am - 3pm

Contact us

 

Redbridge Music Service

John Savage Centre

Fencepiece Road

Hainault

Ilford

Essex

IG6 2NB

Tel: 020 8708 2828

 

Some services are charged for

 

 

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