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Holborn library

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

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) and our Acceptable use of Wifi policy (PDF)

You can return any library items you have borrowed 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.


Holborn Library
32-38 Theobalds Road 

Opening hours

Monday – Thursday: 10am - 7pm
Friday: 10am - 5pm
Saturday: 11am - 5pm
Sunday: closed

See the Library opening times around public holidays.


  • Access to library computers, scanning, printing and photocopying.
  • Browsing and choosing books in the adult and children's libraries
  • Study space

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.


For library enquiries call 020 7974 4444 or email [email protected]

Do you have an idea for an activity or event?

We would like to hear from you if you have an idea for an activity or event that you could help organise. We will welcome your idea and discuss this with you to see if it's something we can support you to deliver in the library space. There is also Camden Giving if you think your idea needs some resources. 

Library refurbishment feedback

The Libraries Team are working on plans to refurbish the library with new furniture and shelving. This is to make the space more comfortable. We would like to hear your ideas.

You can feedback at the library or complete this online form.