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Finsbury Library

Opening times

  • Monday: 9am-8pm
  • Tuesday: 9am-5pm
  • Wednesday: 9am-5pm
  • Thursday: 9am-8pm
  • Friday: 9am-5pm
  • Saturday: 9am-5pm 

You can find a wide range of e-books, e-audiobooks, newspapers and magazines online, free to Islington Library members, on our Libraries, heritage and arts webpages.

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Where to find us

245 St. John Street 

The library is close to the corner of St. John Street and Skinner Street.

Contact us

Public transport

  • Buses: 153 (Hoppa)
  • Tube: Angel (Northern line), Farringdon (Metropolitan, Hammersmith & City and Circle lines)
  • Trains: Farringdon (First Capital Connect)

Other facilities

Finsbury Library also houses the Islington Computer Skills Centre, Islington Museum and Islington Local History Centre. Please visit these services’ webpages for separate opening times and to make an appointment to consult material at the Local History Centre.

Disabled access

The library is fully wheelchair accessible and has adapted toilets. Our AccessAble profile features a guide to facilities and access for disabled people.


  • Free public computers (nine available)

  • Free internet and Microsoft Office software access

  • Free Wi-Fi

  • Photocopier, printing from library computers and scan to USB available

  • Study space

  • One-to-one basic ICT sessions, for help with getting online and setting up emails for job search, Universal Credit, Freedom pass, and more.

  • Finsbury Learning Centre

  • Local History Centre

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