About the library

Swiss Cottage Library is open for customers to browse and choose their own books, visit our children's library, and use our public computers and study spaces.

Customers don’t need to book computers in advance: computers are allocated on a first come, first served basis. Access is limited to four hours per day. You can also scan, print and photocopy documents. View the Acceptable Use of Public Computers policy (PDF).

You can return any outstanding books, DVDs or CDs on loan within the opening hours. 

We also offer a range of activities for our library users, see: What's on this month

The library has a number of measures in place to keep customers and staff safe.  

Our services may change at short notice. For the latest information, see Library news.


Swiss Cottage Library
88 Avenue Road 

Opening times

Monday to Thursday: 10am to 8pm

Friday to Saturday: 10am to 5pm

Sunday: closed

See the Library opening times around public holidays.


  • Access to PCs, photocopying and printing
  • Browsing and choosing books in adult and children's libraries
  • Study space

Displaying posters and flyers

The library displays posters to promote local events and services. Our Community Information Policy outlines the criteria used when deciding whether to display a particular poster.


For library enquiries call 020 7974 4444 or email libraries@camden.gov.uk.