Using the library

Find out more about how to access the services available at the Royal Borough's libraries. 

We provide advice on access to libraries for those with disabilities, and for users who find it difficult to get to the library we offer the home library service to bring the library to you. Library Opening hours clock

See your local libraries to find out more about what's going on in your local branch. If you are looking for a venue to hire, we have several options to choose from.

Find out about studying in the library. Are you looking for information, a place to study or do some research, or just somewhere to ask a question?
If you are, then the Royal Borough's libraries can help you.

For information on membership, borrowing, photocopying facilities, and renewing or reserving library items, please see joining the library.


Library opening times

  Brompton, Kensington Central, North Kensington Chelsea Kensal Notting Hill Gate

Monday

9.30am - 8pm

9.30am - 8pm

1pm - 6pm

1pm - 8pm

Tuesday

9.30am - 8pm

9.30am - 8pm

1pm - 6pm

1pm - 7pm

Wednesday

9.30am - 5pm

9.30am - 5pm

Closed

Closed

Thursday

9.30am - 8pm

9.30am - 8pm

1pm - 6pm

9.30am - 1pm

Friday

9.30am - 5pm

9.30am - 5pm

9.30am - 5pm

9.30am - 1pm, 2pm - 5pm

Saturday

9.30am - 5pm

9.30am - 5pm

9.30am - 1pm, 2pm - 5pm

9.30am - 1pm, 2pm - 5pm

Sunday

Closed

1pm - 5pm

Closed

Closed

Children's libraries opening hours

  Chelsea children's library North Kensington children's library

Monday

9.30am - 6.30pm

9.30am - 7pm

Tuesday

9.30am - 6.30pm

9.30am - 7pm

Wednesday

9.30am - 5pm

9.30am - 5pm

Thursday

9.30am - 6.30pm

9.30am - 7pm

Friday

9.30am - 5pm

9.30am - 5pm

Saturday

9.30am - 5pm

9.30am - 5pm

Sunday

1pm - 5pm

Closed

Libraries holiday closing hours

Date Reason

Friday 18 April

Closed - Easter

Sunday 20 April

Closed - Easter

Monday 21 April

Closed - Easter

Monday 5 May

Closed - May Day Bank Holiday

Monday 26 May

Closed - Spring Bank Holiday 

Saturday 23 August Closed - Kensal and North Kensington Libraries, due to Notting Hill Carnival 

Monday 25 August

Closed - Late Summer Bank Holiday