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Archway Library

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

From 26 April you will be able to browse and choose items, as well as pre-book PCs and study space.

Access times will be:

Monday: 11am-8pm
Tuesday: closed
Wednesday: 11am-8pm
Thursday: closed
Friday: 11am-4pm
Saturday: 9.30am-5pm

You can find a wide range of eBooks, eAudiobooks, Newspapers and Magazines online, free to Islington Library members, on our Libraries, heritage and arts webpages.


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Where to find us

Hamlyn House
Highgate Hill
N19 5PH

The library is behind Archway Underground Station, at the junction of Highgate Hill and Junction Road.

Contact us

Phone: 020 7527 7820


Library Manager: Cuneyt Yilmaz

Public transport

Buses: 4, 41, 43, 210, 271, C11, W5, 17, 143, 234, 134, 263

Tube: Archway (Northern line)

Trains: Upper Holloway (London Overground)

Opening times

This library is currently closed due to Covid-19. 

Disabled access

The library is fully wheelchair accessible.

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  • Free public computers (8 available)
  • Free internet and MS Office software access
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Photocopier
  • Printing from library computers and scan to USB available limited study space
  • 121 basic ICT sessions – help with getting online and setting up emails for job search, UC, Freedom pass etc
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