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).

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. Look forward to 30 December as we transform the library into a fantastical realm with our fantasy exhibition, in partnership with the British Library. Get creative and enter our fantasy poetry and drawing competition. You could win a £25 book token and see your drawing or poem printed on our library bookmarks.

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 libraries@camden.gov.uk