New opening times and community managed libraries

Community managed libraries

Ealing Council has announced that Hanwell, Perivale, Northfields and West Ealing, have been awarded community library status. This means that the following community groups will start to manage their local library on a volunteering basis, also offering community activities and events:

  • Hanwell Library – Ealing Law Centre
  • Northfields Library – Northfields Community Library
  • Perivale Library – Perivale Community Hive
  • West Ealing Library – Ealing CVS

Positive discussions are ongoing with another community group in relation to Pitshanger Library, which hope to be concluded early 2020.

Libraries earmarked for community managed status closed on Saturday 21 December 2019 and are set to re-open in spring 2020, following refurbishment to the libraries, training, and handover to the community groups.

New opening times

The remaining eight libraries now open as follows:

Proposed opening
hours per week
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Acton 10am-5pm 10am-7pm 10am-7pm 10am-7pm 10am-5pm 10am-5pm  
Central 10am-5pm 10am-7pm 10am-7pm 10am-7pm 10am-5pm 10am-5pm 1-4pm
Northolt 10am-5pm 10am-7pm 10am-7pm 10am-7pm 10am-5pm 10am-5pm  
Southall 10am-5pm 10am-7pm 10am-7pm 10am-7pm 10am-5pm 10am-5pm 1-4pm
Northolt Leisure 12noon-5pm 12noon-5pm 12noon-5pm 12noon-5pm 12noon-5pm 12noon-5pm  
Jubilee Gardens 12noon-5pm 12noon-5pm 12noon-5pm 12noon-5pm 12noon-5pm 12noon-5pm  
Greenford 12noon-5pm 12noon-5pm 12noon-5pm 12noon-5pm 12noon-5pm 12noon-5pm  
Wood End 12noon-5pm 12noon-5pm 12noon-5pm 12noon-5pm 12noon-5pm 12noon-5pm