Opening Hours


Tuesday & Wednesday:  10- 6pm

Thursday & Friday:         10 - 7pm

Saturday & Sunday:        12 - 4pm


Tuesday & Friday:            10 - 5pm

Saturday:                          12 - 4pm

Children can borrow books and DVDs during Main Library Hours.

RHYME TIME - suggested £3 per child:

  • Tuesdays at 10.30 with Cara

  • Fridays at 10.30 with Sasha

Monday & Bank Holidays : LIBRARY CLOSED

KCL Talks

Window into Opera

Event Recorded on the 24th November

This video is a recording of the Keats recital from professional young operatic artists in the winter of 2016. Here you can see performance and interviews with the artists explaining the Opera Experience and their journey into performing Opera. Hopefully it will inspire you to attend future recitals and discover more about Opera


Jette Parker Young Artists

Event Recorded on the 24th November



Professor Mark White

Event Recorded on the 16th May 2013

Professor Mark White's talk on the image of John F Kennedy was so well received last year that we have asked him to return in the lead up to the 50th Anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis. Mark is a riveting speaker and we urge you not to miss this opportunity to hear an expert on the subject and exchange views afterwords


Sara Wheeler

Event Recorded on the 11th April 2013

Sara Wheeler rediscovered America thirty-five years after her first Greyhound trip across the country. She returns in turbulent midlife to trace the steps of six women who fled various sorts of trouble in nineteenth-century England and went to the United States to reinvent themselves.


Deborah Moggach

Event Recorded on the 21st February 2013

We are delighted to welcome Deborah Moggach, one of our Patrons, to speak about her much anticipated new book Heartbreak Hotel which will be published in February. Deborah is currently writing a TV adaptation of her new book, following the huge success of the film The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel which was based on her novel These Foolish Things.

Deborah also wrote the screenplay of the BAFTA nominated television series of Pride and Prejudice. As we celebrate the bicentenary of the publication of Jane Austen's book, we have asked Deborah to share the insight this has given her.


Michael Palin

Event Recorded on the 9th October 2012

Michael Palin needs no introduction. He is an ardent supporter and Patron of our library and has kindly agreed to come and talk about his new book and TV series on Brazil