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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.

Notice for West Hampstead Library – temporary closure.  

 The library will be closed on Monday 12 October so that planned essential electrical works can be carried out in the area. All scheduled activities for the day will be cancelled. The library will re-open on Tuesday 13 October at 11am. We apologise for any inconvenience to library customers. 

Camden Future Libraries - Formal Consultation

The future libraries formal consultation is now closed. The consultation ran for 12 weeks from Wednesday 15 July until 5pm on Tuesday 6 October 2015.

As part of the financial challenge, we consulted on how we might save £800,000 from the service’s current budget of £4.5m. Although we have less money, we are aiming to invest £3.7 million to create a modern library service that supports both existing and future customers and best meets the needs of Camden residents.

Thank you to all the people who took part in the consultation. We are currently reviewing the responses and considering all of the information available to us on future library trends, community needs and the impact any changes might have on our most vulnerable customers. A new library strategy will be presented to Camden’s Cabinet in December 2015. Subject to the changes being approved, we plan to start to implement the new library strategy from April 2016.

If you have any specific questions about the consultation, you can email us at

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

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. You should email the events team at  or call 020 7974 5633. 

 For information about prices see below. 

Download: Holborn Library booking sheet (51.2KB)  

Download: Kentish Town Library booking sheet. (25.6KB)  

Download: Kilburn Library Center booking sheet (25.9KB)

Download: Pancras Square Library booking sheet (26.6KB)

Download: Swiss Cottage Library booking sheet (25.6)

Download: West Hampstead Library booking sheet  (27.2KB)

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