Current library services and opening hours

Residents are now able to visit libraries across the borough.

    In this section


    Re-opening of our libraries

    Residents are able to visit our libraries on the days and times outlined in the table below to:

    • browse and borrow books
    • collect reserved books
    • use a computer
    • request recycling bags
    • pick up hearing aid batteries (at selected libraries)
    • purchase visitor parking vouchers (at participating libraries)

    Please note: Our public toilets are currently not available.

    When visiting our libraries:

    • you must wear a face mask (unless exempt)
    • you should keep your visit to under 45 minutes to ensure we can provide access to as many residents as possible, without going over safe capacity
    • you will be asked to check-in using the NHS Covid-19 app or to provide contact details (for test and trace purposes) upon arrival

    Search and reserve an item


    Book browsing

    Our libraries will be offering book browsing on the days and times outlined below. We ask our residents to support us in minimising the risk of infection by:

    • sanitising your hands before and after handling books in the library
    • (where possible) only touching the books you intend to borrow
    • putting any books you handle but don't borrow onto a trolley or in a box marked 'Books for quarantine'

    Items can be borrowed for 6 weeks.


    Select and collect

    You can also request a selection of books based on your preferences.

    1. Call or email your local library to tell them how many books you would like to borrow, who they are for (children, young adult or adult) and any favourite genres or authors.
    2. Our library staff will use this information to choose a selection of books for you and will notify you when they are ready for collection.

    Computer access

    In line with the current social distancing guidelines and to ensure everyone's safety, our libraries will be offering reduced access to computers.

    Please note:

    • users can book one 40-minute session per day, starting on the hour
    • our library staff will only be able to provide limited computer support to ensure social-distancing and everyone's safety
    • you must always wear a face mask (unless exempt)
    • printing will be available but only card payments will be accepted

    Study space

    From Monday 19 April, all libraries (except Eastcote, Harlington and West Drayton) will offer a limited number of study spaces for students working towards a qualification.

    Please note:

    • this is for single study only (no groups are allowed)
    • 1 booking per branch per day will be available
    • a face mask must be worn throughout the session (unless an individual is exempt)
    • food and drink are not allowed (apart from bottled water)

    To book, please call the relevant branch on or before the day you would like to book a slot. (See contact details below.)


    Library opening times and contact details

    Please note:

    • opening hours are subject to change
    • libraries will close for lunch, from 1pm to 2pm (except for Harlington Library, Mondays to Fridays)
    • Eastcote and West Drayton libraries are currently closed for refurbishment

    Library

    Monday to Friday 

    Saturday 

    Sunday 

    Hearing aid batteriesVisitor parking vouchersContact details
    Botwell Green
    East Avenue, Hayes, UB3 2HW
    9.30am to 5pm 9.30am to 4pm 10am to 1pm-Available to buy
    (zones HY1, HY2, HY3, HY4)

    01895 558633
    botwellgreen-library@hillingdon.gov.uk

    Charville 
    Bury Avenue, Hayes, UB4 8LF

    9.30am to 5pm 

    9.30am to 4pm 

    Closed 

    Available to collect-01895 558296
    charville-library@hillingdon.gov.uk

    Harefield 
    Park Lane, Harefield, UB9 6BJ 

    9.30am to 5pm 

    9.30am to 4pm 

    Closed 

    --

    01895 558184 
    harefield-library@hillingdon.gov.uk 

    Harlington 
    Pinkwell Lane, Hayes, UB3 1PB 

    9.30am to 5pm

    9.30am to 4pm

    Closed 

    Available to collectAvailable to buy
    (zones H1, H2, HY5, UK)

    01895 556275 
    harlington-library@hillingdon.gov.uk 

    Hayes End
    Uxbridge Road, Hayes End, UB4 8JQ
    9.30am to 5pm 9.30am to 4pm Closed-Available to buy
    (zones HE, VC)

    01895 277043
    hayesend-library@hillingdon.gov.uk

    Ickenham
     
    9.30am to 5pm

    9.30am to 4pm

    ClosedAvailable to collectAvailable to buy
    (zones IC,  IC2, IC3, IC4, WR1) ​
     

    Manor Farm 
    Manor Farm Site, Bury Street, Ruislip, HA4 7SU

    9.30am to 5pm 

    9.30am to 4pm 

    Closed 

    Available to collectAvailable to buy
    (zones MW, RL, RL2, R2, RL3)

    01895 558234 
    manorfarm-library@hillingdon.gov.uk 

    Northwood 
    Oaklands Gate, Northwood, HA6 3AA 

    9.30am to 5pm 

    9.30am to 4pm 

    Closed 

    -Available to buy
    (zones N, N1, N2)

    01895 558262
    northwood-library@hillingdon.gov.uk

    Northwood Hills 
    Potter Street, Northwood, HA6 1QQ 

    9.30am to 5pm 

    9.30am to 4pm 

    Closed 

    Available to collectAvailable to buy
    (zones NWH)

    01895 556460
    northwoodhills-library@hillingdon.gov.uk 

    Oak Farm

    Sutton Court Road, Hillingdon, UB10 9PB

    9.30am to 5pm9.30am to 4pmClosed Available to collectAvailable to buy
    (zones HN1, NH, TC, PG)

    01895 556242
    oakfarm-library@hillingdon.gov.uk

    Ruislip Manor 
    Linden Avenue, Ruislip Manor, HA4 8TW 

    9.30am to 5pm 

    9.30am to 4pm 

    Closed 

    -Available to buy
    (zones RG, RM, RM2, RM3)

    01895 556262 
    ruislipmanor-library@hillingdon.gov.uk  

    South Ruislip 
    Victoria Road, South Ruislip, HA4 0JE 

    9.30am to 5pm 

    9.30am to 4pm 

    Closed 

    Available to collectAvailable to buy
    (zones SR, SR2, SR3)

    01895 556536 
    southruislip-library@hillingdon.gov.uk 

    Uxbridge 
    High Street, Uxbridge, UB8 1HD 

    9.30am to 5pm 

    9.30am to 4pm 

    11am to 2pm 

    Available to collectAvailable to buy
    (zones U1, U3, U4, U5, U6, U7, U8, U9, UM)

    01895 250714 
    uxbridge-library@hillingdon.gov.uk 

    Yeading 
    Yeading Lane, Hayes, UB4 0EW 

    9.30am to 5pm 

    9.30am to 4pm 

    Closed 

    Available to collect-

    01895 556060 
    yeading-library@hillingdon.gov.uk 

    Yiewsley 
    High Street, Yiewsley, UB7 7BE 

    9.30am to 5pm 

    9.30am to 4pm 

    Closed 

    Available to collectAvailable to buy
    (zones C1, C2, C3, HH, Y1, Y2)

    01895 558286 
    yiewsley-library@hillingdon.gov.uk  

    Page last updated: 15 Apr 2021