Highgate library is open for customers to browse and choose their own books, visit the Children's Library, and use our public computers and study spaces. 

You don’t need to book a computer in advance, PCs are allocated on a first come, first served basis. Access is limited to four hours per day. You can also scan, print and photocopy documents. View the Acceptable Use of Public Computers policy (PDF). 

You can return any outstanding books, DVDs or CDs on loan within the opening hours. 

We also offer a range of activities for our library users, see: What's on this month.  

The library has a number of measures in place to keep customers and staff safe.   

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: 10am to 5pm 
  • Thursday: 10am to 7pm 
  • Friday: closed 
  • Saturday: 10am to 4pm 
  • 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