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Islington Library and Heritage Services

There are 10 libraries in Islington.

Borrow: books for entertainment or learning, as well as audio books on CD and large print books. Free use of computers and the Internet, free Wi-Fi and access to great online resources, such as eBooks, eAudioboks, online newspapers, magazines and comics.

There is study space in most branch libraries some with desks where you can plug in a laptop. We offer Under-fives and Baby Bounce sessions. Extra loans with a Carers Ticket. Books on Prescription scheme for mild mental heath conditions.

The prime purpose of Islington Library and Heritage Services is to enable people to realise their full potential by providing them with full and equal access - appropriate to their various needs - to information, ideas, knowledge and creative works.

While services are restricted due to Covid-19, for activities and resources to use at home and online Visit our home learning website 

Who to contact

Contact Name
Head of Library and Heritage Services
020 7527 6900
Islington Libraries


Central Library
Central Library
2 Fieldway Crescent
N5 1PF
Record updated: 13/07/2021