Libraries and online learning centres

For information about how our libraries are changing, please visit the 
Camden Future Libraries pageWe will regularly publish updates regarding changes.

We are changing the way you use five of our libraries from 10 January 2017. 

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:

Your library account

You can:

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. 

Your digital library

There’s a wide variety of online information available from our digital library pages. Much of this you would normally have to pay for. It can be accessed online for free. 

What else do we offer? 

More 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.

    Email the events team at or call 020 7974 5633. 

    For information about prices, see below:

  • Download Camden Library room bookings information (PDF 21.2 KB) 

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