On Thursday 8 June, all libraries except for Pancras Square will be closed to allow staff to attend a training day.
Pancras Square Library will be open from 8am to 5pm.
Don't forget, you can do all of this on our library webpages:
- check your library account, renew and reserve items
- join the library
- browse our online reference information
- get e-books, e-audio, e-magazines and e-newspapers from our digital library
- find learning resources to support children with their learning
All libraries will reopen at their usual times on Friday 9 June.
What's On - June activities
We have a range of different events happening across our libraries each month. You can see what's on at the link below:
- Camden Libraries - Activities this month
The 11-page guide has a page for each library: Camden Town, Highgate, Holborn, Kentish Town, Kilburn, Queens Crescent, Pancras Square, Swiss Cottage, West Hampstead and the Local Studies and Archives Centre.
Problems with Spydus app on Android
Unfortunately, the Spydus app does not work on the latest version of the Android system. We hope this problem will be resolved soon.
With the Spydus app you can access your Camden library account from your mobile device. You can use the app to renew your items; search for books and also search an ISBN to see if the book is available in the library.
Download the Spydus app, input your library card number and PIN, and then you're off! Find out more about Spydus.
Free Mobile data SIM cards at Queen Crescent and Camden Town Library
If you are over 18 and on a low income, we can help you get online with free mobile data SIM cards.
National Databank are providing free data SIM cards to people who are experiencing data exclusion. People can receive a package of free data for up to 12 months with free calls and texts.
To get your card, come in to Queens Crescent or Camden Town Library and speak to a member of library staff.
Library Fines Amnesty
If you return your library books to any of our Camden Libraries between 1 April and 30 June 2023 you won't have to pay any overdue charges and all outstanding fines on your library account will be cancelled.
As from 1 July 2023, fines on overdue books will be re-introduced including the usual 3-week loan period for our books.
Open+ is back in our libraries
We are using our Open+ door entry system again at five of our libraries.
This means that you will need to bring your library card and PIN number with you to enter these libraries before 12pm.
The five libraries are:
- Camden Town
- Kentish Town
- Queens Crescent
- West Hampstead
If you don't have a current library card, or you have forgotten your PIN number, please speak to a member of staff.
If you're not already a Library member:
Find out how to join Camden Libraries
Please be aware that services may change again depending on further government announcements.
You can also get a wide selection of e-books, e-newspapers and other digital resources through our Digital Library.
We will be adding to these resources in the future. Check back here for more news.