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

Following the government roadmap out of lockdown, we are planning to reopen in stages, subject to the latest restrictions.

Starting 12 April: Browsing and choosing items.

You will be able to browse and choose items, as well as book PCs and study space, at the five libraries listed below.

  • Archway Library - 020 7527 7823
  • Central Library - 020 7527 6953
  • Finsbury Library - 020 7527 7965
  • N4 Library - 020 7527 7801
  • West Library - 020 7527 7921 (no study space)

Local History will also be open for pre-booked appointments only. Please email

Access times at these sites will be:

  • Monday – Friday 11am-4pm
  • Saturday 11am-5pm

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

We plan to reopen all 10 Libraries from 26 April.

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

You can still enjoy our new free, fun family online rhyme and story times for under 5s. Book your ticket with Eventbrite.

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