About Us

Harrow Green Community Library opened in May 2013 to fill the considerable gap left by the closure of Harrow Green Branch Library in 2011. The Library is run totally by volunteers.

Our aim is to provide a resource and a community space that is local and accessible, especially to the Cathall and Cann Hall Wards in Waltham Forest.

Thanks to many individual donations we now have a collection of 4,000 books with a particularly strong fiction collection. And a recent Lottery grant has enabled us to maximise on these resources through extra activities for all ages in the community, such as a family Saturday Storytime, creative writing and reading groups – for more information see free activities.

We are based in a small room in the Epicentre community centre and are grateful to a local housing association, the CBHA, for paying our rent. Now in our third year we are rapidly outgrowing our space and a priority is finding bigger premises.

Please come and visit us, join and enjoy our book collection at the Epicentre, West Street Leytonstone E11 4LJ.

The Library is open:

  • Mondays from 3pm – 6pm
  • Thursdays from 3pm – 6pm
  • Saturdays from 11am – 2pm

There’s more information about us at Our Story.