Kensal Library

Library closures for upcoming elections

Due to the upcoming Mayor of London and London assembly elections, the following libraries will be closed as polling stations on Thursday 2nd of May 2024. Brompton Library, and Kensington Central Children’s Library (the rest of the library will be open as usual). Please explore other libraries to visit on this day. 

Notting Hill Gate library closure

Notting Hill Gate library is currently closed due to planned building works. During this time there will be no access to the library, and K+C Co-works has been relocated to Brompton Library.

Nearby libraries Kensington Central, North Kensington and Paddington libraries are open as normal:

  • Kensington Central Library, 12 Phillimore Walk, W8 7RX
  • North Kensington Library, 108 Ladbroke Grove, W11 1PZ
  • Paddington Library, Porchester Road, W2 5DU

We apologise for any inconvenience caused during this time.

Last updated: 23 April 2024

Kensal Library

Kensal Library has now reopened. The library will be open on Tuesdays from 1pm to 6pm and on Fridays from 9.30am to 5pm. 

We’re continuing our search for a partner to share the space at Kensal Library. If you would like to find out more about this process, or if you’re a local organisation who is interested, find out more on the Council’s Newsroom page.

For more information about library services at this time, please visit the Libraries: latest updates page.

20 Golborne Road, London W10 5PF
Telephone: 020 7361 3010

Read about disabled access.

Regular opening hours

  • Mondays: 1pm to 6pm
  • Tuesdays: 1pm to 6pm
  • Wednesdays: Closed 
  • Thursdays: 1pm to 6pm
  • Fridays: 9.30am to 5pm 
  • Saturdays: 9.30am to 5pm (closed for 1 hour at 1pm)

Information about holiday opening times.

Events for adults

We have regular events for adults that happen every week or month and a variety of special events for adults throughout the year, in our libraries and online.

Events for children and young people

And for the younger ones - we have regular activities for children and young people and special events too.

Facilites and services

Last updated: 18 April 2024