Hale End Library

Opening hours

  • Monday, closed
  • Tuesday, 10am-6pm
  • Wednesday, 10am-6pm
  • Thursday, closed
  • Friday, 10am-6pm
  • Saturday, 10am-4pm
  • Sunday, closed

Regular activities


Baby Bounce and Rhyme


Family History Group
6.30-8.30pm every 6 weeks.

This informal group meets approximately once a month to share information, hints and tips as they explore their roots through the help of library resources, special talks, and workshops. To join this existing group or to find out more about setting up your own group in another library please email us at librarypromotions@walthamforest.gov.uk


Drop-in IT support

Councillor surgeries: Hatch Lane Ward
10-11am (2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month)

Councillor surgeries: Hale End and Higham Park Ward
10.30-11.30am (3rd Saturday of the month)

Special events

In addition to our programme of regular activities, we also host special programmes and events for adults and children throughout the year. Find out more about our current programme here.

Stock and services

Hale End Library offers a wide range of books and offers Internet access including:

  • Fiction
  • Large print and audio books
  • Popular non-fiction such as gardening, cookery, biographies, health and sport
  • Books and audio books for children and parents
  • Computer use including FREE Internet access, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access and Powerpoint)
  • Dedicated children's PCs
  • WiFi wireless internet access throughout the library
  • Two meeting rooms with PCs and WiFi access

Hale End Library User Group

The next Hale End Library User Group meeting:

Date: Monday 9 December 2013
Time: 6.30pm
Place: Hale End Library

The purpose of the user group is to contribute suggestions regarding the library and the development of:

  • Stock
  • Activities and events
  • Use of the building and facilities
  • Links with local groups and involvement of the community as a whole

The group meets quarterly, with around 10 participants, representing local groups and interests. We are looking for new members to represent young people.

If you are interested in joining the user group, please contact the Hale End Library.

Hale End Book Group

Who are we?

The Hale End Book Group has now been running successfully for some years. The Book Group survived the many months when the library operated from a van during refurbishment, when we met in private houses.

When do we meet?

We are a close-knit group, with various and varying opinions of our chosen book which provides lively discussion.  We meet on the 3rd Friday of every month from 2pm -3pm. One hour is only just long enough for a debate of twelve enthusiastic bookworms, when literary taste and opinion frequently merges with much laughter.

Who chooses our books?

We do. Relying on personal recommendation, suggestions, reviews and a close watch kept on prize-winning authors. Our reading, over the years has ranged from 19th century classics, American, French and English to modern novels, biography and autobiography.

Who supplies our books?

Books are supplied via Hale End Library.

Contact details

  • Hale End Library

    Castle Avenue,
    Highams Park
    E4 9QD
    Phone: 020 8496 1050 (voice and minicom)
    Fax: 020 8496 1055
    Email: wfdirect@walthamforest.gov.uk