Opening times for Central Reference Library:
- Monday 9.30am-8pm
- Tuesday 9.30am-5pm
- Wednesday 9.30am-8pm
- Thursday 9.30am-8pm
- Friday 9.30am-5pm
- Saturday 9.30am-5pm
- Sunday 1pm-5pm
We encourage all visitors to wear a face covering, sanitise hands and follow social distancing.
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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: Maureen Black
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)
- Computers with internet access
- Photocopier and scanning to USB drives
- Free WiFi
- Large study area including desks with power for charging your laptop or tablet
- The First Steps Learning Centre is located here
The library is fully wheelchair accessible, with lifts to all floors and adapted toilets. Our AccessAble profile features a guide to facilities and access for disabled people.
AccessAble Access Guide: Central Library
Facilities and access information for people with disabilities
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