Libraries and online learning centres
For information about how our libraries are changing, please visit the
Future Libraries page. We will regularly publish updates regarding
Queens Crescent Library is currently closed for the installation of Open access technology, and redecoration works. Unfortunately contractors working onsite have recently uncovered a significant level of damp within library. We have been advised by Property colleagues that whilst reopening during the first or second week in December is possible, the nature of structural work is unpredictable, and essential for the basic upkeep of the building. Therefore the library will remain temporarily closed until further notice. We will update the library pages as soon as we have more information. Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience caused. We will waive any charges incurred on loaned materials during the extra closure period. The nearest Camden public libraries are: Swiss Cottage and Kentish Town.
Christmas and New Year Opening hours 2016/17
Saturday 24 December – libraries close at 4pm
Sunday 25 December – Tuesday 27 December inclusive, all libraries are closed
Wednesday 28 – Friday 30 December inclusive, all libraries are open the usual times
Saturday 31 December – libraries close at 4pm
Sunday 1 and Monday 2 January all libraries are closed.
Highgate Library is closed from 23 December – 2 January inclusive.
All Camden libraries will return to usual opening times on Tuesday 3 January 2017.
Library loans will take account of holiday closures.
Your online library account
You don’t need to visit a library to reserve a book, film or DVD or to manage your account or renew your library items. You can do this online:
- Join Camden libraries
- How to renew your library loans
library loans online direct from our catalogue
- Manage your library account
- View the library catalogue and search for books, films and music
- Reserve a book, DVD or CD (you will need to log in first)
Camden Libraries are members of SELMS, which means that joining gives you the benefit of their resources. You can reserve, return and borrow from SELMS authorities using your Camden library card. Find out more on policies and entitlements.
- Download free ebooks
- Download free e-audiobooks
- Read ebooks in your browser
- Online reference information – a range of information resources you would normally pay for, but which are free with your library card
- Online newspapers
- Online magazines
What else do we offer?
- Library services for children and young people
- How libraries can help you get back into work
- Books on prescription – helps you to to feel well by reading
opening times and addresses (PDF 100KB)
- Information on borrowing and charges
- Bookmark your library
- Love Camden
Hire a Library Space
- Download Camden Library room bookings information (PDF 21.2 KB)
Did you know you can hire our libraries and library rooms managed by Camden Council for events and activities? Events include seminars, workshops, meetings, children’s parties, social gatherings, exhibitions and more. Restrictions apply on time of use.
Email the events team at email@example.com or call 020 7974 5633.
For information about prices, see below: