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 become a member or need to renew your subscription, you can complete a Membership Form online or alternatively you can
download and print a Membership Application Form. The subscription, due in March each year, is £6 (concession for under-18s, retired or unemployed: £3) but we encourage additional donations. Payment details are on the forms.
To contact FOHL, email
FOHL's foundation manages the Children's Corner Annex of the Library as the Highgate Library Civic and Cultural Centre (HLCCC). The foundation is 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.