Where to find books


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

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.

Finsbury Library