How to help

Our Library is run entirely by volunteers and is dependent on the gracious support of donors and local businesses. Without your help, we would not be able to run our library services or put on our events, activities and workshops for children and adults. Each year, we need to raise £25,000 just to keep open. If you think you can help us in any way, please get in touch.

Volunteer Your Time

Do you think you have a couple of hours spare to help us out? From manning the check-out desk, to running social media platforms, to cataloguing our growing collection of books, everything is done by volunteers. If you think you can offer your skills, please get in touch by:

  • Filling out a form in person at the Library

  • Emailing us about your interest through

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Donate Your Books

Have you got any books lying around and collecting dust? Do you have any special editions or books of value that could help us raise some funds? If so, please do bring them into the Library for us. On our strictly limited budget, it’s difficult to buy new books, so we are very grateful for any donations, in any language or genre.

Donate Your Money

We are a charity and receive very little council funding. To keep our lights on and our doors open for longer, we would appreciate donations of all sizes.

  • Donate securely online through PayPal

  • You can become a Friend of the Library and set up a monthly standing order. Ask for a standing order form in the Library, or contact us at to request one by email.

  • Got some loose change in your pocket? We have collection tins in the Library and dotted around Harrow.

Amazon Smile

If you use Amazon, please use the Amazon Smile feature so that every time you make a purchase, we can receive a percentage of that from Amazon, with no cost to you.

Support Us in the Harrow Wins Lottery

Want to help the library and be in with a chance to win up to £25,000? Buy a ticket for the Harrow Wins Lottery and you could be quids in. The odds are excellent, with 1 in 50 tickets winning a prize every week. 50p from the sale of every £1 ticket goes straight to the library, helping us to maintain our services.

Donate Your Services

Do you own a business in the local area? Do you think you could offer your services to help us? We are incredibly fortunate to be supported by all sorts of businesses, from catering to signage. If you think you could help us as a business, please contact Kamal on 020 8427 1252.

Hire Our Space

We have small and large rooms available for hire for all sorts of activities, for very reasonable fees. Please email us at, call 020 8427 1252 or pop in to find out more.