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Idea Stores are more than just a library or a place for learning. As well as library services, they offer a wide range of adult learning courses and an extensive activities and events programme.

Early May Bank Holiday Opening Hours

All Idea Stores and Libraries in Tower Hamlets will closed on Monday 6 May.

Normal opening hours will resume from Tuesday 7 May.

Opening hours

Standard opening hours
Monday9am - 9pm
Tuesday9am - 9pm
Wednesday9am - 9pm
Thursday9am - 9pm
Friday9am - 6pm
Saturday9am - 5pm
Sunday11am - 3pm

Opening hours

Bethnal Green Library and Cubitt Town Library are open the following hours:

Standard opening hours
Monday10am - 6pm
Tuesday10am - 6pm
Wednesday10am - 6pm
Thursday10am - 8pm
Saturday9am - 5pm
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Small electrical item recycling

Small portable items such as kettles, small toasters and mixers, cameras, hairdryers, irons, electric toothbrushes, small toys, cables, and chargers can be recycled in bins at all Idea Stores and libraries.


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