Belsize Community Library
London NW3 4XN
0207 586 6746 (map)
Monday and Tuesday 10am-6pm
Come in for…
Browsing and Borrowing
Request and Read service available: email us with your requests!
Printing, scanning and photocopying available.
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Welcome to Belsize Community Library, your space to Read, Create and Connect.
In 2012 The Winch took over the Belsize Community Library from Camden Council, who were on the verge of closing it down. It was clearly important to keep it as a library, and that’s exactly what The Winch has done. Today it remains the beautiful Belsize Park space that it has been since it was built in 1937. We welcome everyone in the local community and beyond!
Become a Member. Becoming a member is easy! You can do it in person at the library, please bring proof of address with you.
As we are an independent library we can’t accept Camden Library cards.
The Children’s Library is restricted on the following day/time:
You can use our computers for 1 hour at a time. Please talk to a librarian in advance if you need to use a computer for longer.
Printing and photocopying is available: 15p per page black and white, 50p per page colour.
We have a range of classic and exciting new books for all ages. Whatever your interest, there’s something to read and we loan around 130 books per month. Maybe it’s your first reading experience or you’re just learning. You might be an adult who wants to discover new authors. We invite you to do that here – we’ve got lots of books to help you on your reading journey.
Belsize Book Club takes place the last Monday of the month 4pm – 5.30pm
All our visitors can be creative and have fun! Come and explore what you can do to develop your creative potential. It doesn’t matter if you’ve never done it before – you could learn new skills. We welcome everyone of all ages to take a break from your normal routine, step inside the library and find yourself something creative to learn and love.
Crafternoons are on Wednesdays 1pm-2.30pm and are for creatives to get together and learn skills from each other!
We host community assemblies, Between the Books concerts, and open mic sessions and would be delighted to see you there!
We rely on volunteers to help keep us open and it’s a wonderful opportunity for you to make a difference in the local community. If you’re interested in volunteering, you can pop in to speak to our Library Manager to find out how you can get involved.