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Book Borrowing

You can borrow books from the library in genres such as Fiction, Non-fiction, teen fiction and children’s books. This is entirely free with a Barnet library card. You can also reserve books from the British library that aren’t here. Books are also available from other libraries in Barnet at request. There is a large and up to date selection of books available to borrow directly from the library.

Book Borrowing (Teen)

You can borrow books from the library for free with a teen library card. Teen fiction and nonfiction books are available. There is also a wide availability of GCSE and A level textbooks available for borrowing. Come in to borrow books any time during the hours of operation.

Borrow DVDs

DVDs can be borrowed for a fee of £1.60 per week with late fees. If you're looking for action, there are movies including Thor and the Hunger Games. If you are looking for some family comedy, there are titles such as Bad Neighbours and Fawlty Towers. There are also dramas such as Argo and The King’s Speech.

Audiobooks and CDs

You can borrow from a massive selection of CDs and audiobooks such as Sherlock Holmes, Julie Andrews' biography and much more. If you are looking for pop music try Now That's What I Call Music 103 with massive hits from Old Town Road to Rocket Man from Elton John’s Rocket Man.

Printing and Photocopying

To print a piece of black and white paper it is 10p and 50p to print a coloured piece of paper. To photocopy an A4 black and white piece of paper it is 10p; for only 5 more pence you can photocopy a piece of A3 black and white paper. If you want to photocopy a coloured piece of paper it is 50p for an A4 piece and 75p for A3.

Advertise on the bulletin boards

If you want to advertise your postcard sized poster for a week it will be £1; for A5 it will be £1.50, and for A4 it will be £2.50. All you need to do is speak to a member of staff. It is a great way to get publicity for local events or businesses.

Wi-Fi access

When you get a library card you can use unlimited Wi-Fi at Child’s Hill Library.

Computer use

If a teen wants to use a computer, it is free; however, they have to have a Teen Library Card.

A quiet place to study and read

There are many quiet places to study to read in this library: some are in open spaces, some are in enclosed spaces. All of the places are very well lit. However, one needs a Teen Library Card to use them.

Self-Service opening service

Form completed at library (ask librarian). People 16 and under must have a parent or guardian sign the form when updating their card. People 15 and under are required to have their school stamp the form, and must be accompanied by an adult with ID. Address is required. Your library card must be registered with the self-service machine.

Gateway Online Services

You can bring the library home with you: your library card is also an online gateway to thousands of ebooks, audiobooks, newspapers and magazines, plus a fantastic range of resources to help you with schoolwork, research or life skills. Click the link below to find out more. Highlights include: UK driving test and UK citizenship study materials, dictionaries and encyclopaedias such as Encyclopaedia Britannica, popular magazines and graphic novels, including Marvel titles.

Use of garden space

You can make a proposal to use Child’s Hill Library’s garden space for community events and activities. Availability is limited; however, the space is often free. You can request to use this space by emailing library staff: childshill.library@barnet.gov.uk.