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Finsbury Library

On 6 September we returned to our normal opening hours.

Opening times for Finsbury Library:

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

We encourage all visitors to 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.

Keep up to date with our latest news by signing up for our e-bulletin.

Where to find us

245 St. John Street 

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

Contact us

Phone: 020 7527 7960


Library Manager: Chris Millington

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 (9 available)

  • Free internet and MS Office software access

  • Free Wi-Fi

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

  • Study space

  • 121 basic ICT sessions – help with getting online and setting up emails for job search, UC, Freedom pass etc

  • Finsbury Learning Centre

  • Local History Centre

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