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Opening Hours

The Library is re-opening in stages from 18th July 2020

Fines will be waived from 16th March 2020 until the end of July

Books can be dropped back in the metal box by the gate, ideally in a bag.

We look forward to being back and open to all!

Current hours

MAIN LIBRARY:

Tuesday         10- 6pm

Thursday / Friday            Closed

Saturday:        12 - 4pm

DEDICATED CHILDREN'S AREA:

Tuesday            10 - 5 pm

Saturday:           12 - 4pm

Children can borrow books and DVDs during Main Library Hours.

STILL SUSPENDED : RHYME TIME - suggested £3 per child:

  • Tuesdays at 10.30 with Cara

  • Fridays at 10.30 with Sasha

Monday & Bank Holidays : LIBRARY CLOSED

Welcome to Keats Community Library

Coronaviris crisis: ( update 9th August 2020)  We are open on Tuesdays ( 10am - 6pm) and Saturdays (12-4pm)

NEW: The public computers and printer/copiers are back for at least a trial period.

3 Computers for now - one bookable in advance, the others "first come" basis

Visitors will be asked to

  • Respect the limit on numbers and the social distancing rules
  • Use the hand sanitisers provided in the entrance hall;
  • wear a face mask while in the library

The desks and sofas will not be available for reading and study. Returned Books will be placed in quarantine for 72 hours.

To tempt everyone back, we have bought a large number of newly published books and these, together with other 2019 and 2020 publications will be on display at the entrance for easy collection. See the catalogue for details.

 

 

PS: Our income from operations and events has simply stopped. We would welcome help from anyone in these extraordinary times.  Just get in touch to find out more about offering your time in the future.

 

Background on the Library

Keats Community Library ("KCL") is a  volunteer-run registered charity at 10 Keats Grove, London NW3. KCL has been operated by the community after taking over the former Heath Library from Camden Council in March 2012

We depend entirely on our community for volunteers and funding. We  welcome volunteers to join the terrific team in the library - just ask in the library or email us.

If you want to help in any way, or have ideas to improve our services,  please see our "Join Us" section.

Visiting the library is free and open to everyone.   To borrow books, DVDs and talking/audio books you need to register as we are not part of Camden's Library network.

  • Over 20,000 items to borrow - adult & childen's books + large print + talking books. We add new books weekly. We pride ourselves in adding the latest popular books, often when published.
  • 6 public PCs  + Printing and copying  in Black & White and Colour (A3/A4)  - charges may apply
  • FREE WiFi  across the library  + quiet study tables open to all
  • Large DVD Library :  FREE  use (renewed again for 2020)  for  7 days ( with many thanks to U3A in London for supporting this)
  • An active and varied events programme based on Literacy and the Arts generally. Advance details are mailed to card holders and are also shown on this website
  • Educational sessions for children on Art, Creative Writing, chess as well as Rythme Time and Story time readings
  • Opportunities for social service qualifications such as Duke of Edinburgh candidates.

Our events are often sold out in advance. To hear about them early, please join our free newsletter; just enter your email address into the box to the left of this page and click "GO" or send us an email with your details.

Data Protection Note:  By applying to join the KCL Newsletter list, you agree that we may mail you about forthcoming events, supporting the library and other issues we consider might be relevant or interesting to a supporter of the library.  You can cancel at any time and your details are not shared with anyone.

Library card holders are put on the KCL Newsletter list as set out in the library card application form, unless they decide to opt out.

General Conditions for Library use and applicable charges are posted in the Library at the Librarians's desk. A copy is available CLICK HERE

Activities


Saturday CHESS Classes suspended

Bring your children to the Library for a chess class with our professional teacher,  Bryan.

Every Saturday 2.30-3.30 pm

Classes cost £5 per child. Chess Sets provided.

Booking not needed - just turn up!


Do you need someone to talk to about your computer?

Then this for you...