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Library opening times

See the table below for a quick guide to our opening hours. Our Christmas opening times vary, please download the PDF in useful documents at the bottom of this page.

Archway Library

  • Monday - 9.30am-8pm
  • Tuesday - Closed
  • Wednesday - 9.30am-8pm
  • Thursday - Closed
  • Friday - 9.30am-5pm
  • Saturday - 9.30am-5pm
  • Sunday - Closed

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Cat and Mouse Library

  • Monday - Closed
  • Tuesday - 9.30am-7pm
  • Wednesday - 9.30am-1pm
  • Thursday - 9.30am-7pm
  • Friday - Closed
  • Saturday - 11am-5pm
  • Sunday - Closed

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Central 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

Please note the Central Children's Library closes at 7pm on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.

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Finsbury Library

  • Monday - 9.30am-8pm
  • Tuesday - 9.30am-5pm
  • Wednesday - 9am-5pm
  • Thursday - 9am-8pm
  • Friday - 9am-5pm
  • Saturday - 9.30am-5pm
  • Sunday - Closed

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Islington Museum

  • Monday - 10am-5pm
  • Tuesday - 10am-5pm
  • Wednesday - Closed
  • Thursday - 10am-5pm
  • Friday - 10am-5pm
  • Saturday - 10am-5pm
  • Sunday - Closed

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Lewis Carroll Childrens Library

  • Monday - 9.30am-1pm - 2pm-7pm
  • Tuesday - Closed
  • Wednesday - 9.30am-1pm - 2pm-7pm
  • Thursday - Closed
  • Friday - 9.30am-1pm
  • Saturday - 11am-5pm
  • Sunday - Closed

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Mildmay Library

  • Monday - 9.30am-1pm
  • Tuesday - 9.30am-8pm
  • Wednesday - Closed
  • Thursday - 9.30am-8pm
  • Friday - 9.30am-5pm
  • Saturday - 11am-5pm
  • Sunday - Closed

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N4 Library

  • Monday - 9.30am-8pm
  • Tuesday - 9.30am-5pm
  • Wednesday - 9.30am-8pm
  • Thursday - 9.30am-1pm
  • Friday - 9.30am-5pm
  • Saturday - 9.30am-5pm
  • Sunday - Closed

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North Library

  • Monday - Closed
  • Tuesday - 9.30am-8pm
  • Wednesday - Closed
  • Thursday - 9.30am-8pm
  • Friday - 9.30am-1pm
  • Saturday - 11am-5pm
  • Sunday - Closed

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South Library

  • Monday - 9.30am-8pm
  • Tuesday - Closed
  • Wednesday - 9.30am-8pm
  • Thursday - Closed
  • Friday - 9.30am-5pm
  • Saturday - 9.30am-5pm
  • Sunday - Closed

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West Library

  • Monday - Closed
  • Tuesday - 9.30am-8pm
  • Wednesday - Closed
  • Thursday - 9.30am-8pm
  • Friday - 9.30am-5pm
  • Saturday - 9.30am-5pm
  • Sunday - Closed

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All our libraries are closed on Sundays except for Central Library, which is open from 1-5pm

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