There are ten public libraries in Islington, providing a mixture of materials and services for customers of all ages. All Islington residents live within a mile of a library, and most live within a half mile. Here is further information on their locations and opening hours.
Book Swaps have been set up around the borough as part of the council’s Islington Reads campaign, a pioneering community collaboration set up to share reading skills through different venues across the borough. These are a quick and no-hassle way of finding interesting books to read, without having to sign-up for library membership. Anyone can simply pick up a book, or replace it with one of their own they want to pass on. There is a full list of Book Swap locations.