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Swiss Cottage Central Library

Feel free to drop in and read the newspapers, magazines and periodicals, borrow books and DVDs. The collection also contains music scores and a special historical collection of philosophy and psychology books.

Free internet access for library members and free Wi-Fi for everyone, and a study space for students and researchers.

Employment and reduction resources area, including UK university and college prospectuses

Reading groups (for details please contact the library)

A reserve stock of specialist, out of print and oder works

Houses an art gallery which has an all year round programme of exhibitions, events and opportunties

There is an Exhibition Gallery managed by the Camden Arts and Tourism Service

A cafe which is open during library opening hours

Contact the library for details of events and activities.


88 Avenue Road, London, NW3 3HA
Umbrella org:
Camden Council
020 7974 4001 (opening hours, 24 hour renewals, enquiries) / 020 7974 4444 (Camden Council)
Opening times:
Mon-Thu 10am-8pm, Fri-Sat 10am-5pm, Sat 10-5pm, Sun closed
Disabled access:
Lifts are wheelchair accessible, wheelchair accessible toilet and library PCs have accessibility software
Free membership on proof of name and address
How to apply:
Contact above
Swiss Cottage (tube)
Limited parking

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A library is a collection of sources, resources, and services, and the structure in which it is housed; it is organized for use and maintained by a public body, an institution, or a private individual.