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Finsbury 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: 11am-4pm
Wednesday: 11am-4pm
Thursday: 11am-8pm
Friday: 11am-4pm
Saturday: 9am-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

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)

Opening times

This library is now closed due to Covid-19.

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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