Hale End Library


Opening hours

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

Christmas and New Year 2018/19

Normal opening hours except:

  • Monday 24 December - Closed
  • Tuesday 25 December  - Closed
  • Wednesday 26 December - Closed
  • Thursday 27 December - Closed
  • Friday 28 December - 10am to 5pm
  • Saturday 29 December - 10am to 4pm
  • Sunday 30 December - Closed
  • Monday 31 December - Closed
  • Tuesday 1 January - Closed


Hale End Library
Castle Avenue
Highams Park 
E4 9QD 

Disabled access guide for Hale End Library

Joining and using the library

If you’re new to the library or an existing member, you can use the Waltham Forest Libraries Arena website to:

You can now book a room at Hale End Library for your event. See below for details.

Hale End Library offers the following free services and facilities for members:

  • books: print titles, eBooks and eAudiobooks available for loan or download
  • newspapers and magazines: latest editions available to read in the library
  • computers: PCs with Microsoft Office software and internet access
  • Wi-Fi internet access available throughout the building
  • online courses: access a range of free learning material, including language lessons, driving theory test preparation, and computing skills lessons
  • public toilet (wheelchair accessible) and baby change facility

Library members can also access the following 'paid for' services with their library card:

  • printing and photocopying
  • fax machine
  • room hire

Visit the Waltham Forest Libraries Arena website for more information on the above services. Alternatively, give us a call or visit us in person.


  • Baby Bounce and Rhyme, 10.30am to 11am
  • Silver Surfers IT Workshop for ages 55+ (first Wednesday of the month, term time only), 10:30am to 12:30pm 
  • Family History Group (meets approx. once a month), 6.30pm to 8.30pm


  • Rhyme Time (term time only), 1pm to 3pm
  • Hale End Book Group (third Friday of each month), 2pm to 3pm 
  • English Conversation Club, (every Friday excluding 26 October), 10.30am to12 noon

The library also hosts a series of special events and seasonal activities throughout the year. To find out more and book tickets, visit the Waltham Forest Libraries Arena website.

Hale End user group Click to get info

The user group contributes suggestions to the library regarding the development of:

  • stock
  • activities and events
  • use of the building and facilities
  • links with local groups and community involvement.

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 enquire with a member of staff at the library.

Hale End library, close to Highams Park overground station and local bus routes, have rooms for hire for your meetings, community and private events.

Room 1 holds up to 20 people and Room 2 holds up to 30 people

Both rooms have the following facilities available:

  • accessible
  • external catering allowed
  • internal catering can be organised for you
  • tea and coffee facilities
  • projector and screen
  • wi-fi

Book a room

Please email us and we'll get back to you with availability, prices and payment options.