Central Lending Library will be closed for refurbishment from Monday 4 Oct – January 2022.
The Children’s and Reference Libraries will remain open during this period and we will be accepting returns.
Library users will also be able to collect reservations during this period.
On 6 September we returned to our normal opening hours.
Opening times for Central Library:
- Tuesday 9.30am-5pm
- Wednesday 9.30am-8pm
- Thursday 9.30am-8pm
- Friday 9.30am-5pm
- Saturday 9.30am-5pm
- Sunday 1pm-5pm
A limited number of public PCs will be available and can be pre-booked.
We encourage all visitors wear a face covering, sanitise hands and follow social distancing.
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
2 Fieldway Crescent
The library is on the corner of Holloway Road and Fieldway Crescent, about 500m from Highbury Corner.
Phone: 020 7527 6900
Library Manager: Shari Green
Buses: 43, 271, 393. 263
Tubes: Highbury & Islington (Victoria line), Holloway Road (Piccadilly line)
Trains: Highbury & Islington (First Capital Connect), Drayton Park (First Capital Connect)
Central Library also hosts the First Steps Learning Centre.
The library is fully wheelchair accessible. Our AccessAble profile features a guide to facilities and access for disabled people.
- Free public computers (30+ available)
- Free internet and MS Office software access
- Free Wi-Fi
- Photocopier, printing from library computers and scan to USB available
- Extensive study space in the Reference Library 2nd floor
- 121 basic ICT sessions – help with getting online and setting up emails for job search, UC, Freedom pass etc
- First Steps Learning Centre
- The Gallery – room for hire
AccessAble Access Guide: Central Library
Facilities and access information for people with disabilities
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