Hornsey Library

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Entrance of Hornsey Library

Inside the Library

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About Hornsey Library

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.

The Original Gallery and the Promenade Gallery The Original Gallery

The Original Gallery is our 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.

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 the 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: cymlibrary@gmail.com (please note: this is not an email managed by library staff. Please see the Contact libraries page for any library enquiries)

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Representatives' Surgeries

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

Use our 'Find my Ward' postcode search to confirm who your councillor is. 

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How to get there and location

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

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Address: 
Hornsey Library
Haringey Park
Hornsey
N8 9JA
Standard opening hours: 
Hornsey Library is currently open. Please see details above.

Page Last Updated:

December 3, 2021

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