Following the government roadmap out of lockdown, we are planning to reopen in stages, subject to the latest restrictions.
For the time being this library remains closed.
Access times at these sites will be:
Monday to Friday: 11am - 4pm
Saturday: 11am - 5pm.
We plan to reopen all 10 Libraries from 26 April.
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Where to find us
115-117 Essex Rd
The library is on the corner of Essex Road and Cross Street.
Phone: 020 7527 7860
Library Manager: Marcia Ludlow
Buses: 38, 56, 73, 341, 476
Tube: Highbury & Islington (Victoria line)
Trains: Essex Road (Great Northern Trains); Highbury & Islington (Great Northern Trains and London Overground)
This library is closed due to Covid-19.
There are three steps at the front entrance, which gives access to the Adult Library, then three more inside for access to the Children's Library and Reading Room. 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
- Printing from library computers and scan to USB available
- Very limited study space
- 121 basic ICT sessions – help with getting online and setting up emails for job search, UC, Freedom pass etc
AccessAble Access Guide: South Library
Facilities and access information for people with disabilities
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