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Libraries

All Islington's libraries are free to join and have free public computers, Wi-Fi and internet access

All Islington's libraries are free to join and have free public computers, Wi-Fi and internet access.

Following the lifting of government restrictions, most of our libraries are now open with temporarily revised opening hours. Lewis Carroll and Mildmay Libraries are currently closed as we are experiencing increased amounts of staff sickness and staff being instructed to isolate.

Starting 19 July: Browsing and choosing items

You can browse and choose items, as well as book PCs and study space, at the following libraries:

  Mon  Tue  Wed  Thu   Fri Sat 
 Archway  11am-8pm  Closed  11am-8pm  Closed  11am-4pm  9.30am-5pm
 Cat and mouse  Closed  11am-7pm  closed  11am-7pm  Closed  11am-5pm
 Central  11am-8pm  11am-4pm  11am-8pm  11am-8pm  11am-4pm  9.30-5pm
 Finsbury  11am-8pm  11am-4pm  11am-4pm  11am-8pm  11am-4pm  9am-5pm
 Lewis Carroll  Closed Closed Closed  Closed  Closed Closed
 Mildmay  Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed
 N4  11am-8pm  11am-4pm  11am-8pm  closed  11am-4pm  9.30am-5pm
 North  Closed  11am-8pm  Closed  11am-8pm  Closed  11am-5pm
 South   11am-8pm  Closed  11am-8pm  Closed  11am-4pm  9.30am-5pm
 West  Closed  11am-8pm  Closed  11am-8pm  11am-4pm  9.30am-5pm

You will be able to use PCs and study spaces, but these must be pre-booked. 

Library telephone numbers:

  • Archway Library 020 7527 7820

  • Cat & Mouse 020 7527 7900

  • Central Library 020 7527 6900

  • Finsbury Library 020 7527 7960

  • N4 Library 020 7527 7800

  • North Library 020 7527 7840

  • South Library 020 7527 7860

  • West Library 020 7527 7920

Local History will also be open for pre-booked appointments only. Please email local.history@islington.gov.uk

Currently there are no fines for items you have on loan that become overdue.

You can borrow eBooks, eAudiobooks, online newspapers, magazines, comics and other resources for free on our library, arts and heritage webpages. 

You can join Islington libraries online or email library.informationunit@islington.gov.uk

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