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Libraries and online learning centres

On this page you can manage your library account, renew your books, borrow using our e-library, and find out information about your local branch.

Important notice to library customers

We are in the process of updating our catalogue and you may experience delays in some transactions and some previously available links are temporarily unavailable. Please note that you can renew library items, search for and download ebooks and carry out online searches using the links below.

We are working hard to ensure that any issues are resolved as quickly as possible and appreciate your patience.  

West Hampstead Library – temporary closure for one day

On Thursday 9 July the library will be closed due to a Camden Planning Forum. Your nearest Camden libraries are Swiss Cottage and Kilburn Library Centre, which will both be open during their usual hours. 

Bank Holidays

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. 


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 Nexus can only be accessed from a library PC. 


Your digital library



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. Please contact the events service for more information


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