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West Hampstead Library

(Including Rhyme Time, Baby Bounce, Toy Library and AM Club)

Public library run by Camden Council. Collection includes books, talking books, CDs and DVDs, newspapers, periodicals and self help leaflets.

Children's library including toy library for under fives, Rhyme Time session for under fives Fri 11.30am-12noon, and Baby Bounce sessions for under twos Thu 11.30am-12noon (term time only) and Thu 2-2.30pm. Rhyme Time and Baby Bounce sessions fill up quickly, please arrive at least 15 minutes before the sessions. Information about council and other local services and organisations. Photocopier and neighbourhood noticeboard. AM Club for over 50s at 11.30am-1pm on the third Wednesday of each month. Personal computing access and free Wi-fi available.

The library is on two levels, the adult library is on the ground floor and the children's library and public toilet is in the basement. There's is an accessible lift to the basement. 

Visually impaired information

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

Accessibility on library Personal Computers

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.

Digital services from your home

Camden library service offers a comprehensive ebook and eAudio service through a third party, Overdrive. A simple secondary registration for the e-services is necessary. As well as this, library members also have access to One Click Digital, another eAudio service. For ebooks there are options for enlarging text. Please follow the links via the digital library

Camden Council: Libraries and online learning centres

 Hire a Library Space

Did you know you can hire our libraries and library rooms managed by Camden Council for events and activities? Events include seminars, workshops, meetings, children’s parties, social gatherings, exhibitions and more. Restrictions apply on time of use.

Email the events team at or call 020 7974 5633. 

Temporary closure. 19 November-4 December 2016. Re-opening 5 December 2016.

This temporary closure will allow general improvements and redecoration to take place, and to install self- service technology for added security. When the library re-opens it will operate on a peak and off-peak hour system with reduced staffing during less busy times. There will be a reduced enquiry desk service during off-peak hours.



Contact details

Contact Name
Nick Durant
Contact Position
Team Leader
020 7974 4444
Alternative Contact
Jeanette Canziani and Saul Letourneau


West Hampstead Library
Dennington Park Road

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Mon 11am-7pm, Tue-Thu 11am-6pm, Fri-Sat 11am-5pm, Sun closed.

Further details

Parent Body
Camden Council Supporting Communities Directorate.
Referral required?
West Hampstead
Last checked date
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