About the library

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

Customers don’t need to book computers in advance: computers are allocated on a first come, first served basis. Access is limited to two hours per day.

You can also scan, print and photocopy documents.

Browsing time in the adult and children's library is limited to twenty minutes

Visiting the children's library and using our study space

You need to book a time to come to visit the children's library, or for study space. 

For more information and to book, see: Library bookings.

The library has a number of measures in place to keep customers and staff safe.  For details, see: Keeping everyone safe.

You can return any outstanding books, DVDs or CDs on loan within the opening hours. 

Because of the current situation, our services may change at short notice.  For the latest information, see: Changes to library service


Swiss Cottage Library
88 Avenue Road 

Opening times:

Monday – Thursday: 10am - 8pm

Friday - Saturday: 10am to 5pm

Sunday: closed


  • Access to PCs, photocopying and printing
  • Quick Choice - browsing and choosing books
  • Children's library - browsing and choosing books
  • Study space


For library enquiries call 020 7974 4444 or email libraries@camden.gov.uk.