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.
What’s happening in Camden’s libraries?
Camden future libraries – formal consultation report
The future libraries formal consultation is now closed. The consultation ran for 12 weeks from 15 July–6 October 2015.
Camden’s Cabinet agreed a new library strategy on 16 December 2015, which we plan to start to implement from September 2016. Further details on this new strategy can be found in the December 2015 Cabinet report
- download: Camden future libraries consultation findings – independent analysis from University College London (PDF)
Bank holiday opening hours in Camden libraries
All Camden libraries will close on Monday 2 May and Monday 30 May respectively and also on Monday 29 August. Normal opening hours apply outside of these dates.
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:
- Join Camden libraries
- How to renew your library loans
library loans online direct from our catalogue
- Manage your library account
- View the library catalogue and search for books, films and music
- Camden elibrary
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.
- Download free ebooks
- Download free audiobooks
- Read ebooks in your browser
- Online reference information – a range of information resources you would normally pay for, but which are free with your library card
- Online newspapers from PressDisplay
- Online magazines from Zinio
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 email@example.com or call 020 7974 5633.
For information about prices see below:
- download: Holborn
Library room booking sheet (PDF)
- download: Kentish Town Library
room booking sheet (PDF)
- download: Kilburn
Library Centre booking sheet (PDF)
- download: Pancras Square Library room booking
- download: Swiss
Cottage Library room booking sheet (PDF)
- download: West Hampstead Library room booking sheet (PDF)
What else we offer
- Events and activities
- Library services for children and young people
- How libraries can help you get back into work
- Books on prescription – helps you to to feel well by reading
my nearest library?
- Library opening times and addresses (PDF)
- What you can borrow from the library and information on fees and charges
- Camden Local Studies and Archives