Temporary library closure

Kentish Town Library is undergoing a makeover in January.

The library will close from Monday 20 January to Sunday 2 February to make some exciting improvements.

We will reopen on Monday 3 February 2020.

We're transforming the library to create more space for community activities as well as quiet study space. We'll also install new computer equipment and faster Wi-Fi.

If you need to use a library during this time, the closest libraries are Queens Crescent or Camden Town or Highgate.  While Kentish Town is closed there will be an extended loan period.  You can also return items to any other Camden library. 

Our online services are always available:

For more information about the transformation of Kentish Town Library, go to the next page, or speak to a member of staff at the library.


The transformed Kentish Town library

Over the past few months, we’ve been speaking to residents in Kentish Town to see how the library can better meet their needs. In response to these discussions we’re going to make some improvements to the space as well as installing new digital equipment.

To make these changes, the library will close for two weeks from Monday 20 January to Sunday 2 February, reopening on Monday 3 February.

Changes to the library will include:

  • The creation of more usable space, including a mezzanine area, which can be used for classes, clubs and social events
  • Quiet study space available in the main library
  • More functional area at the front of the library for people to run clubs and activities and to provide a social space to bring people together.
  • Partitioning of the children’s library to enable the space to be used by under 5s and older children.
  • A new digital library offering more, better and faster computers and new digital tech including virtual reality headsets, tablets and Macs. We’ll also offer a range of digital classes and support to cover a range of needs – from gadget drop-ins to coding clubs.
  • Faster Wi-Fi and printing for people bringing their own devices.

The new library will offer a range of existing activities including our popular rhyme time sessions, book clubs, creative writing and knitting clubs. We’ll also test some of your ideas for new activities to get the community together including storytelling.

For more information, speak to library staff or visit the Camden newsroom.