Hornsey Library Development Project


Visitors to Hornsey library will enjoy a bright new library space and more modern facilities as part of an improvement project that will see more than £1milllion invested in the building.

The Grade II listed building in Crouch End will see internal improvements including new furniture and IT equipment, an improved children’s library section and a refurbished main entrance and main library, alongside essential internal and external maintenance work, roof repairs and a new heating system.

While delivering more modern facilities, the work will respect the architectural character and history of the original library, with minimum impact on the structure of the building. There are no plans for any new services to be introduced.

The improvements, due to start in January 2019, are part of Haringey Council’s commitment to investing in a modern library service.

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March 2019 update

The Hornsey project has progressed and in the past few months we have:

  • Had a new gas fired boiler fitted
  • Had maintenance work carried out on some of the trees
  • Been out to tender for a contractor(s) for the scheme of refurbishment works
  • Worked hard with our conservation officers to ensure that the works are done in a way that preserves the integrity of this special and highly valued building

Read full details in the Hornsey Library March 2019 update document (PDF, 48KB).

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Find out more

The most recent designs are available to view by downloading the documents below:

  1. Entrance (PDF, 1MB),
  2. Main Library (PDF, 336KB)
  3. Internal Elevation Main (to follow)
  4. Book Wall (to follow)
  5. Main Hall (to follow)
  6. Ground Floor Plan (PDF, 9MB)
  7. Children's Library (PDF, 1MB)​
  8. Children's II (to follow)
  9. Plan First Floor (PDF, 8MB)
  10. Study Area and old Cafe (PDF, 465KB)​

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Page last updated:

29 April 2019

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