Libraries and online learning centres
On this page you can manage your library account, renew your books, borrow using
our elibrary and find out information about your local branch.
West Hampstead Library.
Please note: the previously advertised temporary closure for planned essential electrical work on Friday 28 August has been postponed. The library will open at the normal time of 11am.
Future libraries consultation
The future libraries formal consultation launched on 15 July and runs until Tuesday 6 October 2015.
As part of the financial challenge, we are consulting on how we might save £800,000 from the service’s current budget of £4.5m. Although we have less money we will aim to invest £3.7 million to create a modern library service that supports both existing and future customers and best meets the needs of Camden residents.
During this time we want to get the views of as many people as possible in order to help shape Camden’s library service, so please take part in the consultation.
Customers can pick up and return their completed surveys to one of our nine Camden libraries or, for Home Library Service customers, from a member of the Home Library Service team on their next visit.
Alternatively you can log onto camden.gov.uk/futurelibraries and fill one in online.
If you need an alternative format or language please let a member of staff know or email email@example.com
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
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?
- Library opening times
- What you can borrow from the library and fees and charges
- Camden Local Studies and Archives