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East Ham Community Neighbourhood Centre and Library

​On this page, you can find information about East Ham Customer Service Centre and Library including, facilities, disabled access and opening hours.

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Find East Ham Library and Customer Service Centre

East Ham Community Neighbourhood Centre
328 Barking Road
E6 2RT
Tel: 020 3373 0827 (East Ham Library only)

Opening hours


​Day of the week
Opening times
Monday ​8am - 8pm
​Tuesday ​8am - 8pm
​Wednesday 8am - 8pm
​Thursday ​8am - 8pm
​Friday ​8am - 8pm
​Saturday ​9.30am - 8pm
​Sunday ​Closed
​Bank holidays Closed​

Customer service centre

​Day of the week
Opening times
Monday ​9am - 5pm
​Tuesday ​9am - 5pm
​Wednesday ​9am - 5pm
​Thursday ​9am - 5pm
​Friday ​9am - 5pm
​Saturday ​Closed
​Sunday ​Closed
​Bank holidays Closed​

Reserve and renew library items


Library activities

Regular adult activities

​Event Time/date​ Info​
​Chess club ​Monday and Thursday, 5.30 - 7.30pm ​Play, learn or get help to improve your game. All ages and abilities welcome.
​Coffee morning
Third Thursday of the month, 11am - 1pm​ ​​​A chance to find out what is happening in your local area and meet Newham Council officers and local stakeholders.
​Do it online Tuesday, 10am - 12 noon​ ​An opportunity to learn basic computer skills. Advance booking required.
​Embroidery  ​Monday, 11am - 1pm (term time only) ​Learn a new skill and meet new people, while getting specialist support provided by East London Textiles Arts.
​Knit and natter Friday, 10am - 12 noon​ ​Come along and share your knitting skills or develop your love of all things knitted, over a cup of tea and a chat.
​Reading group ​Third Thursday of every month, 6.30 - 7.30pm ​Share your favourite books, discover new writers and enjoy great reads in a relaxed environment.
​Yoga ​Wednesday, 6 - 7.30pm ​No need for any previous experience, all levels are welcome.  Sessions cost £1. Limited number of spaces so please arrive on time. Ages 14+ only.
​Pilates Monday, 10 - 11am
Tuesday, 8.10 - 8.55am​
​No need for any previous experience, all levels are welcome are welcome. Sessions are free. Limited number of spaces so please arrive on time. Aged 18+ only.
​Pit stop gardening Saturday,
1 - 4pm
​Roaming gardening group led by Project Green Thumb. With a range of different sites and gardens to visit across East Ham this roaming gardening group is community gardening at its best. Sessions are free.
​Like in the UK ​Wednesday, 10am - 12 midday ​12 Week course to support prospective candidates who wish to take the life in the UK test and B1.Contact Franklyn on 020 8542 3904 for information.
​Poetry ​Wednesday 6 - 7:30pm ​Drop in for a free, fun and practical art class (focusing on poetry) to explore and share new and creative ways to express yourself. For more information please email
​Games and Friendship Club  ​Thursday, 11 - 11pm ​Chat and make friends over some games and a cuppa. Sessions are free.
​Self Defence and Fitness ​Friday, 8.10 - 8.55am ​No need for any previous experience. Sessions are free of change, and for 18+ only.
​Chair Based Exercise ​Friday, 10:30 to 11:30am ​Regular exercise class suitable or those 50+. Limited number of spaces so please arrive on time.  Session if free of charge.
​Welcome to East Ham Library ​First Saturday and First Tuesday of the month 9:30 - 11:30am ​Are you a new library member or would like to find out more about what we offer? Then come and meet the team, take a tour and find out more.

Regular activities for children and young people

​Event Time/date​ Info​
​Chatterbooks Reading Club ​​Wednesday, 4 - 5pm ​​Monthly themed book club aimed at inspiring children to read for pleasure. It includes fun and creative activities to encourage young children to participate and read in an interactive way.
​Chatterbooks Family Arts and Crafts ​​Friday, 5 -​ 7pm ​​Special craft activity based around monthly themed book club
Chatterbooks Express Yourself​ ​Saturday, 11am - 12 midday ​​Special imaginative play based around monthly themed book club
​Chess ​Monday and Thursday, 5.30 - 7.30pm ​​Play, learn or get help to improve your game. All ages and abilities welcome and no booking necessary.
East Ham Youth Zone​ Tuesday, 4.15 - 7.15pm ​Sony PS4, DJ Decks and other activities for young people aged 11 to 18 years.
​Heuristic Play ​Wednesday,
1.30 - 2.30pm
​Family film night Saturday, 5.30 - 7.30pm​ ​Watch family friendly films.
​Homework club ​​Friday, 4 - 5pm ​Free study support at our libraries during school term time for children aged 7 to 14 years old.
Lego Club ​​Saturday, 2 - 4pm ​​Lego building Club for children aged 4-12. Create Lego models based on weekly themes​
Little Rhymers ​​Tuesday, ​10.30 - 11.30am. Thursday 10 - 10.45am (term time only) Interactive song, rhyme and targeted free play session to encourage children to learn through play and song.
​Youth Zone ​Monday, 4.15 - 6.15pm Free fun activities for children and young people aged 7 to 16.
For information about special events check out our free What's on in Newham app.

Access for disabled people

  • Disabled toilet
  • Lift to the customer service centre
  • Induction loop at the counter

Check full accessibility details on the DisabledGo website




Customer service centre

  • Customer services
  • Internal phones (three) to contact council services
  • Mayor's surgery
  • Scanner for documents

​Hire a space in this library

Block bookings

You can receive a 10% discount for bookings of eight or more consecutive weeks. Email us your request with details of your preferred days/times.

Room capacity

​Room 1 ​Room 2 ​Room 3 ​Room 4
Boardroom​ 25​ ​40 ​40 ​4
​​Classroom ​25 ​40 ​40 ​4
​Cabaret ​N/A ​40 ​40 ​N/A
​Theatre ​N/A ​40 ​40 ​N/A
​Standing ​25 ​40 ​40 ​N/A
​Seated ​25 ​40 ​40 ​4

Resources available

TV, projector, screen, flipchart, whiteboard, smart board, Wi-Fi access via your library card, microphones.


Car parking spaces are limited to disabled users. There is one space available upon request for loading and unloading only.


Room 1


Room 2

Room 3

 Room 4​


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Contact us

  • East Ham Library
    328 Barking Road
    East Ham
    E6 2RT

    020 3373 0827

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