We invite you to join in your community and to help it grow. We do not receive funding from national or local government to run the library. We rely on your contributions, large or small, to ensure the library is free to use. With your help, we can achieve much more. Please make a single donation or become a monthly sponsor today to fund our community-driven vision for the future:

Our library is a welcoming space for everyone. It is thriving today because of the kindness of our donors and neighbours, the passionate support of local residents, and the inspirational work of our volunteers, partners and staff. Together, we believe that Belsize Community Library should help open up a world of new possibilities for this and for future generations, and nurture a shared sense of belonging in our neighbourhood.

Our vision is of a Belsize Community Library where everyone has a place to imagine; where everyone can read, create and connect.

We welcome around 100 visitors every day that the library is open. We offer a full schedule of activities run by volunteers for the local community, from Little Artists Club for children to inter-generational meals, from book clubs to our popular Belsize Community Assembly events. The Library is also a beautiful and affordable venue for local events.

Photo Credit: Henry/Bragg

Get Involved

We rely on the generosity of volunteers to run our library. If you would like to join the team, please pop by to speak to the library manager. You might be volunteering for work experience or just to give some time to this lovely place. Either way, you’ll meet new people and it’s a wonderful way to connect to your neighbours and help us grow. 

We owe a huge thank you to the Friends of Belsize Library, who give us ongoing support and offer monthly author talks.  To see when you can come to one of their events, check out our calendar. If you want to be more involved with the Friends of Belsize Library you can visit the website.

“My heart was full of love today, just meeting so many nice people. The contribution of volunteers was huge.”