Friern Barnet Community Library describes itself as "a library for the community, run by the community", which was opened by Occupy activists following the closure of Friern Barnet Library. It provides "library services and on-site community events organised by a diverse group including experienced librarians, local residents and political activists, all working to maintain this essential service on a voluntary basis".
It was initiated by social movement activists and encourages people to participate through organising & campaigning. Friern Barnet People's Library is local in orientation and concerned with education, public services and research, knowledge production & information access.
It was launched in April 2012 and is ongoing.