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Harlesden Library Plus

Changes to library opening hours

Please note that temporary opening hours have come into effect across Brent libraries. Find out more information on library opening times.


Craven Park Road, Harlesden NW10 8SE

Temporary opening times are as follows:

  • Monday 10am to 6pm
  • Tuesday 10am to 6pm
  • Wednesday 10am to 6pm
  • Thursday 10am to 6pm
  • Friday 10am to 6pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed

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

Harlesden Library Plus facilities

Harlesden Library Plus 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 (large keyboard available on request
  • CCTV is installed in the libraries to ensure the security and safety of customers, contractors, employees, and visitors to the Brent libraries. For CCTV enquiries, visit our Community Safety page

Harlesden Library Plus 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.

Harlesden Library Plus regular events

Bookstart Story and Rhyme Time for Under 5s

Mondays and Thursdays 10.30-11am

IT for Beginners

Wednesdays 11am-12noon

Zumba Gold!

Fridays 11.45am-12.45pm

Harlesden Community Hub

Wednesdays and Thursdays

Brent START at Harlesden Library Plus

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