We’re Open!
Great News!

We will be opening from Today, Wednesday 2nd December, so please come in if you would like to get a book for your holiday read! 

We look forward to welcoming you back! 
OPENING HOURS

Monday            11.00 – 13.00
Wednesday      13.00 – 15.00
Friday               16.00 – 18.00


You will be expected on entry to:

•    Use the hand sanitiser provided.
•    Wear a face covering.
•    Observe social distancing.
•    Provide name and phone number to facilitate track & trace.

We are sorry but during this period we will not be providing any other services. This means there will be:

•    No Toilets
•    No Seating
•    No Computers
•    No Newspapers
•    No new library members will be taken on


We thank you for your co-operation and support.
New Books for November 2020

Primrose Hill Community Library has fantastic stock of new and classic books for all ages (see below).

Adult Books

Paperbacks

Lou Berney – November Road
Tracy Chevalier – A Single Thread
Abi Dare – The Girl with the Louding Voice
Susan Hill – The Benefit of Hindsight
Tayari Jones – Silver Sparrow
Joseph O’Connor – Shadowplay
Michael Robotham – Good, Bad Girl
Francine Toon – Pine

Library closure

We regret to announce that in line with Government guidelines we will be closing the library during the newly introduced lockdown. Unless the new lockdown is extended we will aim to re-open the library on Friday 4th December 2020.

BOOK RETURNS
During this period we will not impose fines on any books which may be returned late. If you are able to return your books, please use the book drop to the left of the front door.

BOOK LOANS
During this period, if there are any books you would particularly like to take out, please email (preferred option) [email protected] to give us details of the books of which you are interested in. If they are available we will contact you to arrange for you to come in and collect them.

For those without internet access please call the library number 020 7419 6599 and leave a voicemail.

For both of the above options please include your contact details and if possible please add your library membership number. 

DONATED BOOKS
There are a variety of books at the front of the library in crates. These are a mix of old books from the library and donated books from locals. Please feel free to take a book from the crates with no obligation to return it.  You may if you wish donate some of your own books to the collection.

Thank you for your continued support

New Books for October 2020

Primrose Hill Community Library has fantastic stock of new and classic books for all ages (see below).

Adult Books

Paperbacks

Harlan Coben – The Boy From The Woods
Lucy Foley – The Guest List
Stacey Halls – The Foundling
Linda Le Plante – Buried
Ben MacIntyre – Operation Mincemeat
James Meek – To Calais, In Ordinary Time
Abir Mukherjee – Death in the East
Zadie Smith – Intimations
Sally Vickers – Grandmothers
Alice Walker – The Color Purple

Hardbacks

William Boyd – Trio
Ben MacIntyre – Agent Sonya
Hilary Mantel – Mantel Pieces
Marilynne Robinson – Jack


Children’s

Robert Muchamore – Set of 7 books for a request

New Books for September 2020

Primrose Hill Community Library has fantastic stock of new and classic books for all ages (see below).

Adult Books

Paperbacks

Taffy Brodesser-Akner – Fleishman in Trouble
Jessie Burton – The Confession
Victoria Hislop – Those Who Are Loved
Elly Griffiths – The Lantern Men
John Le Carre – Agent Running In The Field
Nicci French – The Lying Room
Lisa Gardner – When You See Me
Lesley Kara – Who Did You Tell?
Philip Kazan – The Phoenix of Florence
Ben Lerner – The Topeka School
Susan Lewis – My Lies, Your Lies
Peter May – A Silent Death
Edna O’Brien – Girl

Hardbacks

Elena Ferrante – The Lying Life of Adults
Robert Harris – V2
Richard Osman – The Thursday Murder Club
Rose Tremain – Islands of Mercy
Raynor Winn – The Wild Silence


Children’s

Beth McMullen – Mrs Smith’s Spy School For Girls Series

Re-opening of Library

We are pleased to announce that the library is open.

Our hours are:

Monday      11.00 – 13.00
Wednesday     13.00 – 15.00
Friday          11.00 – 13.00

Please note that we are opening for new book loans and returns of previous book loans only.

You will be expected on entry to:

  • Use the hand sanitiser provided.
  • Wear a face covering.
  • Observe social distancing.
  • Provide name and phone number to facilitate track & trace.

We are sorry but we will not be providing any other services; therefore there will be:

  • No Toilets
  • No Seating
  • No Computers
  • No Newspapers
  • No Photocopying, Printing or Scanning
  • No new library members will be taken on

We hope that if all goes well we will be able to expand the opening hours over the coming weeks and gradually restore some of the other services.

See recent new book additions here

Re-opening of Library

We are pleased to announce that the library is open.

Our hours are:

Monday      11.00 – 13.00
Wednesday     13.00 – 15.00
Friday          11.00 – 13.00

Please note that we are opening for new book loans and returns of previous book loans only.

You will be expected on entry to:

  • Use the hand sanitiser provided.
  • Wear a face covering.
  • Observe social distancing.
  • Provide name and phone number to facilitate track & trace.

We are sorry but we will not be providing any other services; therefore there will be:

  • No Toilets
  • No Seating
  • No Computers
  • No Newspapers
  • No Photocopying, Printing or Scanning
  • No new library members will be taken on

We hope that if all goes well we will be able to expand the opening hours over the coming weeks and gradually restore some of the other services.

See recent new book additions here

Boy in Primrose Hill Library

Primrose Hill Community Library has fantastic stock of new and classic books for all ages (see below). Remember – it’s free to join!

Adult Books

Sarah Aharoni – The First Mrs Rothschild
Deidre Blair – Parisian Lives
Anne Cleeves – The Long Call
Martina Cole – No Mercy
Jeffery Deaver – The Never Game
David Downing – Diary of a Dead Man on Leave
Anne Enright – Actress
Hadley Freeman – House of Glass
Elizabeth Gilbert – City of Girls
Elly Griffiths – Now You See Them
John Grisham – The Guardians
Isabella Hammad – The Parisian
Peter James – The Secret Of Cold Hill
Marina Kemp – Nightingale
David Lagercrantz – The Girl Who Lived Twice
Eric Larson – The Splendid and the Vile
Deborah Levy – The Man Who Saw Everything
Gillian McAllister – How To Disappear
Peter May – Lockdown
Alex Michaelides – The Silent Patient
Santa Montefiore – The Secret Hours
Graham Moore – The Hold Out
A. Mukarjee – A Rising Man
Virginia Nicholson – How Was It For You?
Maggie O’Farrell – Hamnet
Max Porter – Lanny
Norah Roberts – Under Currents
Peter Robinson – Many Rivers To Cross
Hannah Rothschild – House of Trelawney
Philippe Sands – The Rat Line
Polly Samson – A Theatre For Dreamers
Elif Shafak – The Forty Rules of Love
Ali Smith – Spring Summer
Karen Swan – The Hidden Beach
Laon Talley – The Chiffon Trenches
Anne Tyler Redhead – By The Side Of The Road

Children’s books

Julia Donaldson, Lydia Monks – What the Ladybird Heard At the Seaside
Emma Rea – My Name is River
David Walliams – The Beast of Buckingham Palace, Slime, World’s Worst Parents

Update On Library

6 July 2020

Dear Members,

It has been a while since you received anything from us, because, during lock-down, we didn’t have a lot to say.  I hope you and yours have all come through it unscathed and are keeping well and safe.

And now that the country is starting to open up again, we are waiting for Camden Council to announce when they are going to open their libraries again so we can follow suit. In view of this, we have been thinking about how best to do this, while keeping everybody safe.

So your library, when it opens, will look a little different and we will start with small steps: Only 2 hours 3 days a week (so 6 in total).  You will only be able to take books out (and bring them back, of course), there will be no seating and no use of computers and no use of loos.

We have been thinking about a click and collect system, but feel that some of our members will be excluded as they may not be able to access the library collection on-line. However, if you are really desperate for a book, give us a ring and we will see what we can do.

As I mentioned, when we open very much depends on when Camden libraries open and how we go on depends very much on how many of our volunteers will be willing and able to come and help, as many of them are elderly and vulnerable.

Based on this, it is unlikely we will open before the end of August/beginning of September, but we will be in touch more, keeping you informed of our plans.

Keep your fingers crossed that we will be able to open our doors soon,

The Library Team