Harlesden Library

Craven Park Road, Harlesden NW10 8SE

Opening hours

  • Monday 10am to 8pm
  • Tuesday 10am to 8pm
  • Wednesday 10am to 8pm
  • Thursday 10am to 8pm
  • Friday 10am to 6pm
  • Saturday 10am to 5pm
  • Sunday 12noon to 5pm

These hours may change over a holiday period. View our holiday period opening hours, service changes and activities page for details.

Harlesden Library facilities

Harlesden Library offers residents:

  • the latest fiction, non fiction and information for adults and children
  • comfortable furnishings
  • a Black Identity Zone (BIZ) designed in consultation with a residential steering group
  • a spacious area for children and parents with books and reading space
  • a mezzanine level combining IT facilities and a Teen Zone
  • freephones to Customer Service Centres and touch screen computers for access to council services
  • information, advice and guidance from the National Career Service to help you find work or a course every Tuesday, 1pm to 3pm
  • catalogue
  • study spaces
  • public toilets
  • loan and reference books for adults and children in many languages including Arabic, Polish, Gujurati and Portuguese
  • DVD and CD rentals
  • audio books
  • newspapers and magazines
  • computers, colour photocopier, printer and scanner
  • under 5s Bookstart story and rhyme time, Mondays and Thursdays 10.30am -11.00am

Harlesden Library access and parking

Public parking

  • No parking.

Disabled parking information

  • No disabled parking.

Pedestrian approach

  • Level and wide pavement at the front of the building, but no dropped kerbs or tactile paving.
  • No designated space.

Level/ramped access

  • No ramp at the front of the building.
  • Access through the lift.


  • An automatic door.

Brent START at Harlesden Library

Five Brent START training and skills classrooms with interactive technology are based at Harlesden Library.