Friends of Highgate Library

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.

If you would like to pay your subscription by Bank Transfer (Bank details on the form) you can
download a Membership Application Form, edit it with Adobe Reader and email it to us (See address below.). Alternatively you can print it, or take one from the FOHL noticeboard in the library (near the door to the children’s section) and deliver or post it to Sarah Carrier at 37 Dartmouth Park Road NW5 1SU or leave it an clearly marked envelope in the Library or hand it to the Treasurer at an FoHL event.  The subscription, due in March each year is £6 (concession for under-18s, retired or unemployed: £3) but we encourage donations.
To contact FOHL, email
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.