Children's library visits

From Wednesday 19 May you can visit all of our Children's libraries to browse and choose your own books

To keep customers safe, we have to restrict numbers to one family at a time in each of the children's libraries.  Browsing time will be a maximum of 20 minutes. We’ll have a one way system in place along with sanitisation stations and regular cleaning to keep libraries as safe as possible. At Pancras Square Library buggies and other wheeled vehicles need to be left in the Adult library on Level 1.

You can visit four of our children's libraries today:  Swiss Cottage, Holborn, Pancras Square and Highgate. From Wednesday 19 May, you can also visit the children's libraries at Kentish Town, Kilburn, Queens Crescent and West Hampstead.

To book a visit to a children's library:

For four of the libraries you can use a booking form for the one that you want to visit.  Click on the correct link below, select Family Booking and choose the time and date for your visit.   You will need to provide your contact details.

Or you can book your visit by phone - see below for the number.

For the other libraries, at the moment you can only book by phone - see below.  We will have online booking form for these libraries soon. 

  • Kentish Town
  • Kilburn
  • Queens Crescent
  • West Hampstead

To book your visit by phone - please call 0207 974 4444 and ask to speak to the library that you want to visit.

Study space sessions

You can now book study space at three of our libraries 

To keep customers safe, we have to restrict numbers, with one person per space.  Study time will be for a maximum of two hours. We’ll have a one way system in place along with sanitisation stations and regular cleaning to keep libraries as safe as possible.  Please limit your stay in the library to no more than two hours, to help us reduce the spread of Covid-19.

At the moment, you can study at three of our Libraries:  Swiss Cottage,  Holborn and Pancras Square.

Note: there may not be a powerpoint available at your study space.  If you are bringing a laptop or other device, please make sure they are charged before visiting.

To book study space:

Please use the booking form for the library that you want to visit.   Click on the correct link below, select Study Space and choose the time and date you want.   You will need to provide your contact details.

Or you can book study space by phone - call 0207 974 6987.

We regret that at the moment you can only book one study session per day.