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Library now open at lunchtimes

Library now open at lunchtimes

For many years Hampton Wick Library has had to close betweeen12.30 and 1.30pm so that the Librarians could have lunch. This is very inconvenient as people already in the Library have to pack up and leave, while anyone hoping to pop in during their lunchbreak has found the Library closed.

In 2015 the Hampton Wick Association formed the Friends of Hampton Wick Library. One of our main aims was to find a way to keep the Library open at lunchtimes.

Now, in 2022, that has become a reality!

The recent refurbishment of Bullen Hall, led by the HWA, provides an enlarged kitchen facility enabling Library staff to have lunch within the building.

And now a rota of HWA Volunteers provide cover from 12 – 2pm while each Librarian in turn has their break.

At the moment staff shortages within the Libraries Department means that the Library still has to close at lunchtimes on Saturdays – we’re hoping these staffing issues will soon be resolved.

In the meantime, we are truly proud to say that on Wednesdays and Fridays the doors of Hampton Wick Library now stay open all day long!

A big thank you to the HWA Volunteers, organised by Helen Page, who are making this possible. If you’d like to join them, please contact us on info@hamptonwick.org.uk.

Hampton Wick Library (KT1 4AT) can be reached via Bennet Close off Park Road, via School Lane off School Road and via Shaws’ Path off the High Street.

Opening hours are:
Wednesday 10am to 6pm
Friday 10am to 6pm
Saturday (for now!) 9.30am – 12.30pm, 1.30pm – 4pm

If you have any comments about the information on this page or any other part the website, please email hello@fhwl.org.uk.

Opening Times

Wednesday: 10am - 6pm*

Friday: 10am - 6pm*

Saturday: 9:30am - 4pm*

*Closed for lunch 12:30 - 1:30pm

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For under 6s

2:15pm at the Library

Reading Group

All welcome

5pm on the last Wednesday of the month

Family History

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