A treasure house of literature and ideas
The Library has some 25,000 books, which are constantly updated. There is a strong emphasis on biography, literature, history and general fiction, and we also have a very popular crime fiction section. Many of our books are not available in other libraries, and the collection has often proved to be a useful resource for researchers and writers.
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We have a comprehensive reference section and an excellent children’s library with books for all ages.
Members may borrow up to six books at a time.
The Coleridge Room holds our special collections
- on London in general and on Highgate, Hampstead and Islington in particular
- on eminent local authors Samuel Taylor Coleridge and John Betjeman
This room may be used by members for study and research: please telephone us if you would like to check when it is available.
Members can request book renewals or reserve books in person, by telephone or by e-mailing the librarian at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Library is open:
Tuesday – Friday 10.00-5.00
Tuesday evenings before lectures 7.30-8.00
To renew books:
Tel. 020 8340 3343 Option 2
For enquiries or to speak to the Librarian:
Tel. 020 8340 3343 Option 3