Study areas

Library study areas

All our libraries have spaces where you can study, work on research or read quietly.

Our friendly and knowledgable library staff are here to help you find what you're looking for and answer your questions.


Kensington Central Library 

Kensington Central Library is our largest library and is situated close to Kensington High Street.

Ground floor

Adult lending library
 

  • two computers dedicated to searching the library catalogue
  • self-service machines to quickly borrow or return items
  • casual seating for approximately 34 people

Children's library
 

  • a computer dedicated to searching the library catalogue
  • a self-service machine to quickly borrow or return items
  • study space for 12 children
  • five computers offering free access to the Internet and Microsoft Office (filtered Internet access)
  • casual seating for approximately 20 people

Young adult library
 

  • two computers offering free access to the Internet and Microsoft Office (filtered Internet access)
  • study space for two young adults
  • casual seating for four young adults

First floor

Reference library
 

  • over 130 study spaces in a beautifully refurbished space
  • 30 computers offering free public access to the Internet and Microsoft Office
  • five computers dedicated to researching online resources
  • 20 laptop points
  • free wifi

Find out about Local studies and archives which has allocated study space for research about the local area.

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Chelsea Library

Chelsea Library is situated in Chelsea Old Town Hall on the fashionable Kings Road.

Ground floor

Adult lending library
 

  • two computers dedicated to searching the library catalogue
  • self-service machines to quickly borrow or return items
  • one quick-use 15 minute computer
  • casual seating for approximately 10 people

First floor

Children's library
 

  • a computer dedicated to searching the library catalogue
  • a self-service machine to quickly borrow or return items
  • study space for 10 children
  • two computers offering free access to the Internet and Microsoft Office (filtered Internet access)
  • casual seating for approximately 20 people

Young people's zone
 

  • two computers offering free access to the Internet and Microsoft Office (filtered Internet access)
  • study space for four young people
  • casual seating for four young people

Reference library
 

  • 40 study spaces in a beautifully refurbished space
  • 10 computers offering free public access to the Internet and Microsoft Office
  • five computers dedicated to researching online resources
  • 26 laptop points
  • free wifi

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North Kensington Library 

North Kensington Library is a community library close to Ladbroke Grove tube station and the bustling Portobello Road. Highlights of the library include:

Basement level

Children’s and young adult's library
 

  • a computer dedicated to searching the library catalogue
  • two computers for children offering free access to the Internet and Microsoft Office (filtered Internet access)
  • two computers for young adults offering free access to the Internet and Microsoft Office (filtered Internet access)
  • study space for 12 children
  • beanbags and carpet for casual reading
  • free wifi

Ground floor

Adult lending library
 

  • a computer dedicated to searching the library catalogue
  • two quick-use 15 minute computers
  • casual seating for 15 people
  • self-service machines to quickly borrow or return items

First floor

Learning space
 

  • 11 computers offering free access to the Internet and Microsoft Office
  • casual seating for eight people
  • 16 study spaces which include eight laptop points

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Brompton Library 

Brompton Library is a community library close to the Earl's Court area.

Ground floor

  • self-service machines to quickly borrow or return items
  • 15 computers offering free access to the Internet and Microsoft Office
  • free wifi
  • study area and a reading area
  • two computers dedicated to searching the catalogue
  • two computers for children offering free access to the Internet and Microsoft Office (filtered Internet access)
  • two computers for young adults offering free access to the Internet and Microsoft Office (filtered Internet access)

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Kensal Library

Kensal Library is a small community library opposite the iconic Trellick Tower.

  • a computer dedicated to searching the library catalogue
  • self-service machine to quickly borrow or return items
  • three computers offering free access to the internet and Microsoft Office
  • casual seating for six people
  • two computers for children offering free access to the Internet and Microsoft Office (filtered Internet access)
  • a computer for young adults offering free access to the Internet and Microsoft Office (filtered Internet access)
  • free wifi
  • study space for eight people

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Notting Hill Gate Library

Notting Hill Gate Library is a small community library close to the Portobello Road market.

  • two computers dedicated to searching the library catalogue
  • self-service machines to quickly borrow or return items
  • five computers offering free access to the internet and Microsoft Office
  • two computers for children offering free access to the Internet and Microsoft Office (filtered Internet access)
  • study space for six adults and four children
  • some casual seating
  • free wifi

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