Kensington Central Library

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12 Phillimore Walk, London, W8 7RX
Telephone: 020 7361 3010

Read about disabled access.

Kensington Central Library houses our Local Studies and archives collection.

Regular opening hours

Monday: 9.30am to 8pm
Tuesday: 9.30am to 8pm
Wednesday: 10am to 5pm
Thursday: 9.30am to 8pm
Friday: 9.30am to 5pm
Saturday: 9.30am to 5pm
Sunday: Closed

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, all 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, all online.


Facilities and services

CD collection

We keep our CD collection at Kensington Central Library. You can reserve CDs online and collect them at your local library free of charge.

CDs in Westminster are located at Charing Cross Library, and in Hammersmith and Fulham they are located at Fulham Library. Kensington and Chelsea library members can reserve CDs online free of charge.

Reserve a CD.

If you want to borrow a CD immediately, visit Kensington Central Library, Charing Cross Library or Fulham Library in person.

Last updated: 19 August 2021