Libraries and online learning centres
On this page you can manage your library account, renew your books, borrow using
our e-library, and find out information about your local branch.
Important notice to library customers
We are in the process of updating our catalogue and you may experience delays in some transactions and some previously available links are temporarily unavailable. Please note that you can renew library items, search for and download ebooks and carry out online searches using the links below.
We are working hard to ensure that any issues are resolved as quickly as possible and appreciate your patience.
West Hampstead Library – temporary closure for one day
On Thursday 9 July the library will be closed due to a Camden Planning Forum. Your nearest Camden libraries are Swiss Cottage and Kilburn Library Centre, which will both be open during their usual hours.
The next bank holiday is Monday 31 August. All libraries will be closed and resume normal opening times on Tuesday 1 September.
You don’t need to visit a library reserve a book, film or DVD, manage your account or renew your library items.
library loans online
- Manage your library account
- View the library catalogue and search for books, films and music
- Join Camden libraries
If you are already a member your account is automatically set up for you and can be used straight away. Please note that Ancestry and Lexis Nexus can only be accessed from a library PC.
- Download free ebooks
- Download free audiobooks
- Read e books in your browser
- Online reference information
Hire a Library Space
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.
contact the events service for more information
What else we offer:
- Halls for hire
- Events and activities
- How libraries can help you get back into work
- Books on prescription
- Where’s my nearest
- Library opening times
you can borrow from the library & fees and charges
- Local studies & archives