Camden Future Libraries

A modern library service

In December 2015, Camden's Cabinet agreed to a new library strategy which will see all of our libraries remain open, despite £800,000 in cuts to the service as we find new ways to do things with less central government funding.

Through consultation with residents we were able to find a solution that will keep libraries open, whilst investing the money we do have into delivering a modern library service to support both existing and future customers.

Introducing open access technology

We are introducing open access technology to a number of libraries across the borough. Open access technology will allow library customers to access the vast majority of library services without requiring staff support. Customers can issue library items, print and book themselves on PCS  without needing to seek assistance from staff.

From 10 January 2017 you will need your library card and PIN to enter the following listed libraries:

  • Camden Town
  • Kentish Town
  • Kilburn Library Centre
  • Queens Crescent
  • West Hampstead. 

For more information see Important News for Library Customers. 

Library staff will be on hand at busier times to support customers who are less able to use the service. 

Swiss Cottage Library  and Sunday opening. 

Following the ‘Camden Future Libraries’ consultation the Swiss Cottage Library and art gallery will no longer be open on Sundays. A full range of Sunday library services will be available in Camden at: Pancras Square Library, 5 Pancras Sq N1C 4AG. Open 11am to 5pm every Sunday. 

For more information, or if you have any questions, contact the library service



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