Provider Details

Contact Details

Bethnal Green Library
Telephone No

Suitable for ages

Age of Users
All Ages

Address Details

Street Number
Bethnal Green Library
Cambridge Heath Road
E2 0HL


Service Description

Idea Stores combine the best of traditional library and information services with lifelong learning opportunities.

Idea Stores offer a wide range of adult education classes, a local history archive and a year long programme of activities and events.

Additional Information

Additional Information

Idea Stores are more than just a library or a place for learning. As well as library services, they offer a wide range of adult learning courses and an extensive activities and events programme for all the family.

The services offered by Bethnal Green Library include:
• Books for children and adults, including large print and books in Bengali..
• Newspapers and magazines
• 16 computers offering free access to the internet and Idea Store online.
• Help with using computers given by trained staff
• Scanning facilities - Black and white and colour
• Information about your local community
• Story time for babies and pre-school children every day at 10:30am
• After school activities every day from 3.30pm
• Prime Time group for the Over 50s every Tuesday from 11:15am to 12:45pm

Joining your local Idea Store or library is easy and FREE. Just visit one of our Idea Stores or libraries and complete the application form for membership. You will need to provide proof of your name and address - this could be a driving licence, a medical card, a utility bill or any official communication that you have recently received.


Cost per Session
Cost per Hour
Cost per Day
Over 2's Cost per Week
Under 2's Cost per Week

Opening Times

Opening Times
MondayFrom 10:00To 18:00
TuesdayFrom 10:00To 18:00
WednesdayFrom 10:00To 18:00
ThursdayFrom 10:00To 20:00
FridayFrom 10:00To 18:00
SaturdayFrom 09:00To 17:00

Questions & Answers

Are The Premises Accessible For Wheelchair Users?
Can Families Self-Refer To The Service?
Do You Have Child Protection Policies And Procedures
Do You Offer Specific Support For Children With Additional Needs?
Eligibility - Can The Service Be Accessed By Extended Family Members Or Carers
Is There A Waiting List?
Open To Extended Family?
Please Specify Whether The Referral Needs To Come From Another Agency: Other
Registered For 2 Year Old Grant
Where Do You Deliver Services From: Other

Further Information

Provider Type
Idea Stores / Libraries Idea Stores / Libraries Idea Stores / Libraries
Suitable For
Other Special Educational Needs/ Disability
Delivery Channels
Idea Store
How to Contact
Email In Person Telephone
Referral Criteria
None (Self-referral)

Details last updated

Last Updated
09 April 2021