Skip to main content

West Barnes Library

West Barnes Library offers DVDS, books, large print and talking books for hire; reference books; photocopying, fax and printing facilities; study space; public computer terminals with free access to Office software and the internet; information service and leaflets; newspapers and magazines; community noticeboards, car park and a range of events including fun and exciting children's activities.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Karren Whyte
Contact Position
Library Manager
0333 370 4700
West Barnes Library


West Barnes Library
Station Road
New Malden

Time / Date Details

When is it on
9.30-7.00 weekdays, 9.30-5.00 Saturday
Session Information

Local Offer


Merton's Sensory Libraries 

As part of project sense  all of Merton’s children’s libraries now have a unique theme (see below) with sensory equipment and specialist SEND book stock, specially adapted toys and equipment that can be borrowed.

Brrrr! Explore our chilly Arctic Circle library, watch the whale, orc and seals and enjoy the sparkle fibre optic strands

All of our staff have been trained in disability and autism awareness, visual and hearing impairment training. We have dark dens, ear defenders, sunflowers lanyards all of which can be borrowed during a visit to the library. We can help tailor your visit to the library and if a child has sensory overload needs, we can reduce lighting, remove equipment, provide dark dens and do whatever is required to assist with your visit. We can also inform you of our quieter times or arrange for you to visit the library in the morning and have exclusive use before the library is open to the general public at 9.30am.

Free regular SEND events at West Barnes Library

2nd Saturday of the month - SEND Stay and Play Toy Time, 9am - 10am. For children aged 3+

3rd Saturday in the month – SEND Karate, 9am - 10am. For children aged 6+

Merton's Sensory Libraries
Last updated: 10/02/2020
Back to top