Belsize Community Library

Belsize Community Library is open on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10am to 6pm. We run activities for 0 to 5 year olds such as Rhyme Times and holiday sessions, and provide a book-lending service and internet access.

We hold English Rhyme Time at 11am every Tuesday, Spanish Rhyme Time at 4pm every Tuesday, and French Rhyme Time at 11am every Wednesday.  We have a Mindful Movement Class for parents with their Under 5s on Mondays at 10.30-11.15 am. At 4pm on a Monday, we have a Little Artists Club for Under and Over 5s.    Also at 4pm on Mondays we have a Homework Club for 5-8 year olds to support reading.  A Story-Time Session on Wednesdays at 4pm is also for all ages.  Finally on Thursdays (a non-library day) Connecting Parents - a local hub run by parents and carers to share information and make new friends through activities and workshops - runs from 10am to 12pm.

Please consider volunteering your time or coming along to one of our activities, or join our fundraising campaign to support the library.


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