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Holborn Library

(Includes Learning Centre, Childrens Library and Baby Bounce)

Public library run by Camden Council. Collection includes books, talking books, CDs and DVDs, newspapers and periodicals. Information about Council and other local services and organisations. Photocopier and neighbourhood noticeboard. Children's library with Baby Bounce session for Under 2s Wed 11-11.30am term time only. Learning Centre providing internet access. Wi-fi available. Jobzone collection of job hunting materials and online learning materials. There are visits from advisers to provide job searching help, booking required.  Wheelchair accessible toilet in the building. The adult library is on the ground floor and the children's library and Learning Centre is in the basement. There is an accessible lift to  the basement and also lifts to the Local Studies and Archives Centre on the 2nd floor.

Camden Libraries and Learning Centres have many opportunities for private hire for a social occasion, meeting or event. Please contact the Camden Events team to discuss the options and available spaces within library opening hours and outside of opening hours or call them 020 7974 5633

From May 2016 the CAB re-located to: 141a Robert Street, NW1 3QT opening hours Tues 1-6 Wed 10-12 and Thurs 10-12. For more information check

Visually impaired information

The library has a collection of talking books and large print fiction and non-fiction titles.

Digital services from your home

Camden library service offers a comprehensive eBook and eAudio service through a third party, Overdrive. As well as this, library members also have access to One Click Digital, another eAudio service. For e books there are options for enlarging text.

Accessibility on library PCs

The library has a dedicated PC for customers who are hard of hearing/seeing with specialist equipment attached and software such as Supernova which makes it possible for customers to change the sizing/display on the screen to fit their needs. As well as this, we also provide the software, ZoomText, on a number of computers, and have services such as Sign-translate, SignVideo and TexBox on the Camden Council website which can be accessed from the library or from home.

Contact details

Contact Name
Abul Kashim
Contact Position
Team Leader
020 7974 4444
Alternative website
For details of the Local Studies and Archives Centre, including opening times 


Theobalds Road

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Mon-Thu 10am-7pm, Fri 10am-5pm, Sat 11am-5pm, Sun closed.
Opening times (visits)
Local Studies and Archives Centre opening times: Mon-Tue 10am-6pm, Thu 10am-7pm, Fri by appointment, Sat 11am-5pm alternate weeks, Wed and Sun closed.


Free membership on proof of name and address.

Further details

Parent Body
Camden Council Supporting Communities Directorate.
Holborn and Covent Garden Ward
Last checked date
Record ID
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