Barking Learning Centre Community Hub

Barking Learning Centre, 2 Town Square, Barking IG11 7NB

020 8724 8725 and 020 8724 8722

Transport links

Buses: 5, 62, 169, 238, 287, 368, 387, EL1, EL2

Train: Barking

Parking: Bobby Moore Way and London Road car parks are nearby.

Opening times

Day Times
Monday 9am to 7pm
Tuesday 9am to 7pm
Wednesday 9am to 7pm
Thursday 9am to 7pm
Friday 9am to 5pm
Saturday 9am to 5pm
Sunday 10am to 4pm
Bank Holidays Closed

Collections and services

  • Council One Stop Shop (assisted self-service)
  • books and large print books
  • audiobooks on CD
  • newspapers and magazines
  • public computer access – library members or guest use
  • freephone telephones to council services
  • wi-fi
  • information section, including directories, maps, legal information and statistics
  • 24-hour online information collection, which allows free access to online encyclopaedias, dictionaries, magazines and newspapers
  • a range of activities for all ages (reading zone, children's centre activities, etc)
  • a poetry group meets every 2 weeks on a Wednesday from 1pm to 3pm
  • Barking Learning Centre
  • Basic IT classes / computer session on Mondays 10am to 12pm, Fridays 10am to 12pm and Sundays 12pm to 1pm

What's On at Barking Learning Centre

What's On brochure (PDF, 181.51 KB)

Room hire

We have a variety of spaces available. If you wish to hire a room and want to know about availability and fees, please contact us on 020 8724 5135 or email

Access for disabled users

For information about access for disabled users, visit AccessAble.

AccessAble - Barking Library