Highgate Library, Chester Rd, N19, the first public library in St Pancras, was opened on 18th October 1906. It is now a Grade II listed building. The £4000 to build it was given by Andrew Carnegie and Burdett Coutts and the Duke of Bedford provided the site.
The Friends of Highgate Library (FOHL) was set up in 1995 by local volunteers. It aims to protect, support and promote use of the library.
We organise regular meetings when speakers, usually writers, talk about their work. We produce a regular newsletter which is delivered to members. This includes advance information about meetings. We invite members to take part in FOHL activities and to express their views and ideas, particularly at the AGM in March.
You can download a Membership Application Form to print, or take one from the FOHL noticeboard in the library (near the door to the children’s section). The subscription, due in March each year is £5 (concession for under-18s, retired or unemployed: £2). Contact the treasurer, Linda Lefevre, by note c/o Highgate Library, Chester Road, London N10 5DH.
To contact FOHL, email FOHL@dartmouthpark.org.
FOHL manages the Children's Corner Annex of the Library as the Highgate Library Civic and Cultural Centre (HLCCC)
We are recruiting volunteers to help with HLCCC, to support Camden's staff and to run projects in the Library. You can sign up on our volunteers' page.