Hanwell Library in 1905 Frank Pocock the first librarian at Hanwell Community Library and Hanwell Community Library today.

Hanwell Community Library is part of the Carnegie legacy situated in the London Borough of Ealing. It has been serving Hanwell community since 1905.

In 2019, Ealing Council passed the responsibility for the day to day running of the Library to Community.

On 23rd June 2021, the Library opened as a community led initiative, meaning that the day to day running and organisation of the Library is completely volunteer led.

Today the Library is a vibrant community hub. Our volunteers work hard to ensure that the Library remains an inviting and user friendly space. The Library remains part of the Ealing library system and London Libraries consortium, meaning if you have an Ealing Library card you can still access millions of items in many different languages through the shared library catalogue. The Library also has free public Wi-Fi (and new public computers) and also offers a printing and copying service. Additionally, users can book the Library’s Community Room for groups and meetings.