About Hale End Libary

Highams Park Library

Hale End Library

The library in Highams Park is called Hale End Library.

Hale End Library, Castle Avenue, Highams Park. E4 9QD

020 8496 3000

Opening Hours:

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday     10 am – 6 pm

Saturday  10 am – 4 pm

Monday, Thursday, Sunday       closed

24 hour renewal line: 0333 370 4700

Visit the library to browse books, newspapers and periodicals or to use the wifi, PCs or photocopying facilities.

Community rooms available for hire during opening hours.  Speak to a member of staff at the reception desk.

Join the library to borrow books and audio books, to renew or reserve books and to download books and audiobooks (time limited) – all for free!

Speak to staff at the library desk to join or visit https://arena.yourlondonlibrary.net/web/walthamforest/home, where you can also find information about events in the library, online resources and an app to download.


There may be more to library services than you think!  Read on, to find out more or to discover information about the library’s community rooms for hire if you run a group.


Take advantage of the library’s free Wifi in comfortable surroundings on your laptop, tablet or phone.

Use of Community Rooms

There are two generously sized rooms available for community use above the library, both in and out of library opening hours.  Groups can meet here, events be held or classes can be run on either a regular or one-off basis.

Both rooms have good quality projectors installed for PC or Audio Visual use

For more information by clicking on this link: How to book a room

Online Services via Library’s Website

You need to be a library member with a ticket number and pin number to access these services.  If you are not already a member, you can get a ticket and pin online or at the library reception desk.

  • Reservations and renewals
  • Book a library PC
  • Search the Library Catalogue
  • Online Information Resources – great for research or homework
  • Ebooks and AudioBooks
  • Online Newspapers and Magazines (some hard copies free to read in the library)
  • Ancestry UK and Find My Past Websites – FREE! but you need to access them in the library
  • Book Guides and Oxford Music
  • Business and Legal Information
  • Online Courses and Language Courses
  • Home Library Service for the housebound

More details of each of these are can be viewed by clicking on this link 3-online-library-services

They can also be accessed via: https://arena.yourlondonlibrary.net/web/walthamforest/home

Home Delivery Service for the Housebound

See the section at the end of the online services document referred to above for information on this service.


The library is happy to accept donations of books as long as they are in good condition.  Donations received at Highams Park library are sent to the libraries’ stock manager, based centrally in Waltham Forest, for assessment and distribution.


Find out about events in all the libraries in the borough, including ours, in the booklet Enjoy Life (available from the library) or on the website