Our Camden Libraries

We welcome you to Camden Library Services and during these times of isolation hope you can make use of your Digital Library!

If you are not already a member of our Libraries, it is easy to join online by clicking the button on the ‘joining page’ of our website. Click here to sign up!

We hope that you can make use of our ebooks, audiobooks and online magazines whilst spending time at home. 

Camden Library Services subscribes to a number of online reference resources not otherwise available on the free web. You can access these with your Camden libraries membership number.

Online reference resources - Ancestry, Oxford dictionaries and reference, Who's Who, newspaper archives and more


Our Camden Libraries


Books and Beyond: recommended reading list

Here is our recommended reading list for Black History Season and beyond, put together by the Camden Black Workers Group

Black History Month

The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson

I Know why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

What It Means When a Man Falls From the Sky: Stories by Lesley Nneka Arimah

The Hate you Give by Angie Thomas 

Tell me your secret by Dorothy Koomson 

One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams- Garcia 

The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X

Race and the Undeserving Poor: From Abolition to Brexit by Robbie Shilliam 

The Master's Tools Will Never Dismantle The Master's House by Audre Lorde 

The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin 

Why I'm No Longer Talking To White People about Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge 

Ain't I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism by Bell Hooks 

Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor by Layla F Saad 

How to Be Less Stupid about Race by Crystal Marie Fleming 

Superior: The Return of Race Science by Angela Saini

Washington Black by Esi Edugyan 

Red Dust Road by Jackie Kay 

Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams 

The Colour Purple by Alice Walker

Small Island by Andrea Levy 

Natives: Range & Class in the Ruins of Empire by Akala 

Between The World and Me by Ta- Nehisi Coates 

Black and British: A Forgtten History by David Olusoga

They Can't Kill Us All: The Story of Black Lives Matter by Wesley Lwery 

Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo

The Interesting Narrative and Other Writings by Olaudah Equiano 

Slay In Your Lane by Yomi Adegoke and Elizabeth Uviebinene

The Good Immigrant by Nikesh Shukla 

Martin Luther King Jr by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara 

Your Silence Will Not Protect You by Reni Eddo-Lodge and Audre Lodge 

Wonderful Adventures of Mrs Seacole in Many Lands by Mary Seacole 

Remaking Black Power: How Black Women Transformed an Era (Justice, Power and Politics)by Ashley D. Farmer 

They Were Her Property: White Women as Slave Owners in the American South by Stephanie E. Jones–rogers

Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds 

Well-Read Black Girl: Must-Read Stories From Black Female Writers by Glory Edim 

Heavy: An American Memoir by Kiese Laymon

An American Marriage by Tayari Jones 

A Lucky Man by James Brinkley 

Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine

What It Means When A Man Falls From the by Sky Lesley Nneka Arimah

Exhibiting Blackness: Afircan Americans and the American Art Museum: African Americans and the American Art Museum by Bridget R. Cooks

Red at the Bone by Jaqueline Woodson

The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander 

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead 

Roots by Alex Haley 

Song of Solomon by Toni Morisson Yvette



Library Offers

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone  

Pottermore Publishing will also be teaming up with digital library supplier OverDrive to gift the first book in its digital form. Patrons of OverDrive libraries will be able to borrow Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone as an eBook or audiobook in over 20 languages from participating local and school libraries, including via OverDrive’s Libby app, and the Sora app for schools.

This offering will last until the end of April, so if you can, why not have a browse?


Research your family history on Ancestry.   

Now available from home with a Camden Library membership. Access this here.