Libraries and local history
Temporary changes to library opening hours from 9 August 2021
Due to staffing issues, Barking Learning Centre and Dagenham Library will operate reduced opening hours for a while. From 9 August 2021 to 21 September 2021, Barking Learning Centre will close at 7pm, Monday to Thursday and 5pm on Fridays and Dagenham Library will close at 5pm, Monday to Friday. Please see the table below for further information.
|Barking Learning Centre||9am to 7pm||9am to 7pm||9am to 7pm||9am to 7pm||9am to 5pm||9am to 5pm||10am to 4pm|
|Dagenham||9am to 5pm||9am to 5pm||9am to 5pm||9am to 5pm||9am to 5pm||10am to 5pm||Closed|
|Marks Gate||9am to 5pm||9am to 5pm||9am to 5pm||9am to 5pm||9am to 5pm||Closed||Closed|
|Robert Jeyes Community Library||10am to 5pm||11.30am to 6pm||10am to 5pm||10am to 7pm||Closed||10am to 4pm||Closed|
|Thames View||9am to 5pm||9am to 5pm||9am to 5pm||Closed||9am to 5pm||Closed||Closed|
|Valence||10am to 5pm||10am to 7pm||10am to 5pm||10am to 5pm||Closed||10am to 4pm||Closed|
|William Bellamy Hub||9am to 5pm||9am to 5pm||9am to 5pm||Closed||9am to 5pm||Closed||Closed|
We need to make sure you and our staff are safe. We have been working to make the buildings COVID-19 secure in line with government guidelines. To help keep everyone safe, face coverings are to be worn inside the libraries at all times (unless exemption applies). Stay home if:
- you are feeling unwell
- you have a family member at home who is unwell
Changes to the Library Service
If you’re not a member of the library, you can join the library online.
Book loans - order and collect
You can request items for loan via our collection service. You can ask for specific titles or types of books, with our online order form by contacting email@example.com or call 0208 724 8725 / 020 8227 3942. You can also reserve online using the library catalogue. We will contact you to let you know when you can collect your items
There will be no fines for overdue books until after 31 December 2021.