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Hornsey Library

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Inside the library

Hornsey Library is a Grade II listed building and offers a variety of services and facilities in the heart of Crouch End. There are regular events for adults and children, including film showings, early years activities, and book readings by local and bestselling authors.

Permanent artwork includes the engraved Hornsey Window by Fred Mitchell and a bronze sculpture by Huxley-Jones. The Original Gallery is our premier commercial art gallery with exhibitions from established and emerging artists, and The Promenade Gallery offers an additional, highly visible commercial wall space, greeting visitors immediately at the first-floor level.

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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 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: (please note: this is not an email managed by library staff)

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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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Friends of Hornsey Library 

 A group of local residents, set up with the library team to support and promote their wonderful local library.

See their Facebook page (external link) for more information on the group or contact them at

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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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Hornsey Library
Haringey Park
N8 9JA
Standard opening hours: 
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 9am to 7pm  Wednesday 10am to 7pm  Saturday 9am to 5pm Sunday 12 noon to 4pm

Page Last Updated:

January 24, 2024