Belsize Community Library

Belsize Community Library is open to the public from 10:00 - 18:00 on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and is available for bookings outside of these hours and on all other days of the week. Please see below for a timetable of free events for the community.


4:00 pm Little Artists Club -  fun with arts and crafts. Free.


11:00 am English Rhyme Time - for parents with their Under 5s. Free.

1:00 pm English Conversation Class - all ages welcome. Free.


10:15 am French Rhyme Time - for parents and their under 5s. Free.

1:15 pm Over 60s Computer Class - open for all over 60s. Free.

4:00 pm Story Time - for parents and children of all ages

4:30 pm Creative Reading and Writing - for 4 - 7 year olds. Free.

Thursday (a non-library day):

10:00 am Connecting Parents - a local hub run by parents and carers to share information and make new friends through activities and workshops

7:00 pm (First Thursday of the month) Open Mic - a live music and poetry event. Performers sign-up from 6:30 pm. Performances start at 7:00 pm and end at 9:00 pm. For all the family. £3 donation.

7:30 pm (Third Thursday of the month) Author Events - Monthly talks organised by the Friends of Belsize Community Library. £3 donation. For more info please visit their website.

Please consider volunteering your time or coming along to one of our activities. Our Library appeal page is currently under development, but will be back very soon, please check back in a few weeks to see our new page.


Membership and Lending Information

To borrow books and other resources or use the computers, you will need to become a Belsize Community Library Member. To do this please complete and return the Member Application Form, which can be downloaded here, and bring a proof of address into the library. When you have your Member Number you will be able to access the Belsize Community Library catalogue, reserve and renew items, which you can do online here.

As we are an independent community library, Camden Library cards cannot be accepted. Camden Library cards only work in libraries connected to Camden’s network.  The nearest Camden network libraries are Swiss Cottage Library and Queen’s Crescent Library.


Further Information

If you would like to book Belsize Library for an event or activity, click here for further information.

For more information on current events, please check our Facebook page or Twitter feed.

If you want to contact the Friends of Belsize Library, an independent group who we work with, click here or email