Using the library

Bank holidays

The libraries will be closed or close early on these days:

DayDateStatus
Good FridayFriday 10 Aprilclosed
Easter SundaySunday 12 Aprilclosed
Easter MondayMonday 13 Aprilclosed
Early May Bank Holiday (VE Day)Friday 8 Mayclosed
Spring Bank HolidayMonday 25 Mayclosed
Summer Bank HolidayMonday 31 Augustclosed
Christmas DayFriday 25 December closed
Boxing Day (substitute day)Monday 28 December closed

Library opening times

 Brompton, Kensington Central, North KensingtonChelseaKensalNotting 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 and North Kensington children's library have different opening hours to the rest of the building: all our other children's libraries open and close at the same time as the main library.

 Chelsea children's libraryNorth 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

Useful information

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.

All our libraries have spaces where you can study, work on research or read quietly. Find out about studying in the library.

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