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Swiss Cottage Central Library

Feel free to drop in and read the newspapers, magazines and periodicals, borrow books (including talking 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
  • Photocopiers and printers
  • 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)
  • Children's library with rhymre time sessions
  • A reserve stock of specialist, out of print and older works
  • Art gallery which has an all year round programme of exhibitions, events and opportunities
  • Exhibition Gallery managed by the Camden Arts and Tourism Service
  • A cafe which is open during library opening hours

Events and activities:

  • Please contact the library



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.