First Floor

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.


The Ealing Central Library closed on Friday 31 August 2018 to start major works on a brand-new library, due to reopen in spring 2019.

The new library will still be on the first floor of Ealing Broadway shopping but will benefit from brand-new, modernised facilities and better online and digital services.

From October 2018 there will be a temporary collection point at the library’s current location where customers will be able to drop off items, pick up reservations, order items online and have limited access to the internet.

Reservation collections

During Ealing Central Library’s closure, reservations will be available to collect from:

West Ealing Library, Melbourne Ave, West Ealing, London W13 9BT.

Tel: 020 3700 1065    


Local history enquiries

The local history enquiry desk will be 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.

Tel: 020 3700 1065 


All members of Ealing Central Library can use any other library in the borough. The closest libraries are Acton, West Ealing and Northfields Library. 

For further information or to find out more about the Central Library refurbishment visit

Information taken from the Ealing Council website.  

First Floor
103 Ealing Broadway Shopping Centre
W5 5JY