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.

Bank holiday opening hours in Camden libraries 

All Camden libraries will close on  Monday 30 May, and also on Monday 29 August. Normal opening hours apply outside of these dates.

West Hampstead Library will be used as a Polling Station on 23 June for the EU referendum. the nearest Camden libraries are: Swiss Cottage Library, 88 Avenue Road NW3 3HA and Kilburn Library Centre, NW6 5DU.  

Your online library account 

You don’t need to visit a library reserve a book, film or DVD or to manage your account or renew your library items. You can do this online:

Your library account

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 Nexis Law Library can only be accessed from a library computer. You will need a library card to use this free service.

Your digital library

There’s a wide variety of online information available from our digital library pages, whether it’s research using newspaper archives, art libraries, family history, literature, the Times Digital Archive, biography and using the Oxford English Dictionary – all of these and more can be accessed online for free. 

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:

What else we offer

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