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Hornsey Library

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Library Catalogue (includes digital library)

You can connect to the Library Catalogue to search, request and renew loans or download from our Digital Library

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What's On in Hornsey Library

For information about events and activities for adults and children, visit our What's On.

Hornsey Library is a Grade II listed building and offers a variety of services and facilities. There are regular book readings by local, international and bestselling authors. Exhibitions of work by emerging artists can be seen in the Original Gallery. Permanent artwork includes the engraved Hornsey Window by Fred Mitchell, and a bronze sculpture by Huxley-Jones.

Councillor Surgeries

The following councillors hold regular surgeries at the library (click the links for details):

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Inside the library

Inside Hornsey Library

Hornsey Library has large book, newspaper, Blu-Ray disc, DVD and CD collections and includes material in many different languages.


  • For wheelchair users and pushchairs
  • Same level access and automatic doors
  • Universal toilet facilities

Special collections

Other facilities

  • Self-Issue and Return machines
  • 24 computers with free internet access (including an accessible PC for visually impaired users)
  • Free WiFi hotspot
  • UK and International Faxing
  • Monochrome and Colour photocopying and printing
  • Silent study area
  • Room Hire
  • Free Careers Advice by professionally qualified advisers from the National Careers Service.
    Understand the job market. Find out about different careers, qualifications and skills. Develop your CV. Improve your interview skills. Get help with finding a training course and seeking the funding you need.. Appointments are available on Fridays 10am - 2pm. Book your slot at the library Enquiry Desk.

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The Original Gallery and The Promenade Gallery

The Original Gallery

The Original Gallery is Haringey Council’s premier commercial art gallery with exhibitions from established and emerging artists.

The Promenade Gallery offers an additional, highly visible commercial wall space, greeting visitors immediately at the first floor level.

Scheduled Exhibitions:


The debut show by Artjcle.

 Paper and pin sculpture

Monday 19 October to Sunday 25 October 2015

Original prints, sculptures, drawings and paintings by this exciting new collective, in celebration of their first year together.

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Community and Youth Music Library (CYM)

The CYM is one of the UK's most important sources of sets of musical scores.

Available for use by schools and amateur music groups, the stock covers standard orchestral and choral classical repertoire and a wide selection of concert-band music. To access the catalogues just visit the CYM Library website (external link).

A national treasure, the CYM is one of largest collections of music sets in the country. Owned by a charitable company, it was started over 100 years ago and is now located semi-permanently at Hornsey Library.

  • The CYM is free to Haringey library users
  • Open Tuesdays and Fridays, 11am to 6pm
  • Visitors by prior arrangement
  • Tel: 020 3602 5214
  • Email:

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Location: how to get here

Nearest Tube Finsbury Park Station
Nearest Train Crouch Hill Station
Buses 41, 91, W3, W5, W7

Hornsey Library
Haringey Park
N8 9JA

Page Last Updated:

26 October 2015

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