On 22nd December 2023 Highgate Library closed for the decarbonisation project. We currently have a Library Pop Up Bus parked in Chester Road near the library on two days a week. Tuesday and Wednesday 12.30-4.30pm. The services that are available are:

  • returning books
  • making book reservations
  • a signposting and information offer
  • find out how to access the online e-books 
  • click and collect - small collection of books for people to borrow

Kentish Town Library is the closest library so please do explore what’s on offer there and if you are unable to visit Kentish Town Library please let us know and the Home Library Service can visit you with a selection of books.

In the meantime our nearest library is Kentish Town.  For details see the Kentish Town Library webpage

Our services may change at short notice.  For the latest information, see: Library news. 


Highgate Library 
Chester Road  
N19 5DH 

Opening hours 

  • Monday: closed 
  • Tuesday to Wednesday: closed
  • Thursday: closed 
  • Friday: closed 
  • Saturday: closed
  • Sunday: closed 

See the Library opening times around public holidays


  • Access to library PCs, photocopying and printing 
  • Browsing and choosing books in our adult and children's libraries 
  • Regular events at Friends of Highgate Library. Find out more by visiting fohl.org.uk

Children’s activities 

Rhyme time 

Tuesdays, 10.30am to 11am 

Rhyme Time is usually run by a member of staff from Highgate Library. 

Stories to Sing for babies and toddlers 

Wednesdays, 10.30am to 11.15am during term time. 

Stories to Sing is presented by Lyn, a long-time library user. 

Under 5s Toy library 

Thursdays, 10am to 11.30am 

The Toy Library is a drop-in group organised by the Friends of Highgate Library, with a grant from Camden's Community Infrastructure Levy. 

Games Console Club

Saturdays 1pm to 3pm

Children can play together or solo on the games console in the Children’s Library.

Displaying posters and flyers 

The library displays posters to promote local events and services. Our Community Information Policy outlines the criteria used when deciding whether to display a particular poster. 


Call 020 7974 4444   

Email libraries@camden.gov.uk