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:
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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.
Phone: 020 7527 7960
Library Manager: Chris Millington
Buses: 153 (Hoppa)
Tube: Angel (Northern line), Farringdon (Metropolitan, Hammersmith & City and Circle lines)
Trains: Farringdon (First Capital Connect)
This library is now closed due to Covid-19.
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.
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
Photocopier, printing from library computers and scan to USB available
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
AccessAble Access Guide: Finsbury Library and Local History Centre
Facilities and access information for people with disabilities
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