Ealing Central Library

First Floor

Ealing Central Library is currently operating reduced opening hours.

Browsing and computer use:

For your safety, browsing time is limited to 15 minutes and computer use to 45 minutes. Please book computer sessions in advance by phone or through email: central.library@ealing.gov.uk or 020 8825 6503

The Central library is Ealing's flagship library and provides a bright, modern and welcoming environment to cater for our diverse community of all ages. There is something for everyone.

The modern interior houses a wide range of stock both lending and reference, including books, DVDs, CDs and audio books. You can even try out a CD on our listening post before you decide what to take home. We have 85 public computers available, with access to printing. We have designated areas for children and young adults. We have a comprehensive range of newspapers and periodicals. Other features include a large study area, a silent study room, a learning centre for adult education classes, and a new performance space, with capacity for a seated audience of 80 people.


  • Audio books

  • Books fiction and non-fiction

  • Computers for public access

  • Children's section

  • Photocopier

  • Reading group

  • Surestart

  • Toddler's story time

  • Self-service terminals on the ground floor (book returns only)


The library is on the first floor and is accessible by lift.

Local history enquiries:

The local history enquiry desk has been relocated to West Ealing Library. Enquiries are by appointment only. Please contact staff at West Ealing library by telephone or email to arrange an appointment.

Telephone: 020 3700 1065

Email: localhistorylibrary@ealing.gov.uk

First Floor
103 Ealing Broadway Shopping Centre
W5 5JY

Monday 11:00am - 4:00pm

Tuesday 11:00am - 4:00pm

Wednesday 11:00am - 4:00pm

Thursday 11:00am - 4:00pm

Friday 11:00am - 4:00pm

Saturday 11:00am - 4:00pm

Sunday 11:00am - 4:00pm