Opening Hours

Hours from 13th April 2021.


Tuesday              10 to 6pm

Thursday/Friday  Closed

Saturday:             12 to 4pm


Tuesday               10 to 5 pm

Saturday:              12 to 4pm

Children can borrow books and DVDs during Main Library Hours.

RHYME TIME Restarts on 8th June - in the Garden.  Booking needed -see

Monday & Bank Holidays : LIBRARY CLOSED

Our Patrons & Supporters

Supporters, Donors and Patrons

We are very grateful to the those many people who have generously supported their local library.

We have too many wonderful supporters to list all of them. In addition to those shown below, we are tremendously grateful to the many individuals and local businesses who give their time and money whom we do not identify here.

KCL would like to thank the following local schools for their generosity and patronage: Christ Church Primary School, Devonshire House Prep School, Fitzjohns Primary School, Hampstead Hill School, New End School, and University College School (Junior School)

Last, but not least, are all the wonderful speakers, musicians, actors and all the other performers who have given so much pleasure to our community.

All gave their time generously and we really appreciate their support which is key to the Library's fundraising.



Major Supporters


    HSF  has made the Library a beneficiary  Summer Festivals from 2013. From Summer 2016, the other beneficiary is the Hampstead School of Art.

We provides support towards this wonderful community event to help make the Festivals such a sucess evey year.

In 2019, the HSF  raised an amazing £13,000 for KCL and the same amount for the Hampstead School of Art. While sadly cancelled by Covid-19 in 2020, removing a major source of funidng for KCL The HSF will have 5 events in 2021 all but one based around the Library! 


University of the 3rd Age in London  - U3A in London  

We are delighted to announce that U3A in London, based on the Hampstead Town Hall, have generously awarded grants to a number of local charities and have kindly chosen to include their local library KCL.

We shall use our grant to:

  • Allow the continued free use of DVDs  (previously we charged £1.50 as do all libraries) for the intital one week period. This has resulted in over 100% increase in use of the DVD library at a time when DVD use generally is falling quickly
  • Support most of our literary events in the library.


Courses at U3A in London are very popular and extremely varied. As with KCL, U3A and the courses are entirely run by volunteers. We have put out brochures on joining U3A together with lists of their events and sessions. The best place to see it all is on their website :

or call on 020 7692 5440 . They can be found at Old Town Hall,   213, Haverstock Hill,  London NW3 4QP


Osbornes law have been generously supporting community events in the library since 2017.

Thanks to them, KCl is able to take more risks in offering a variety of events, essential when there is so much "competition" from other local bodies to provide cultural events.

Osbornes have a Hampstead Office to widen the access by clients to their expanding practice.

Please see their website:


Honourary Patrons:

  • David Baddiel
  • Lord Bragg
  • Simon Callow
  • Dame Margaret Drabble
  • Alan Hollinghurst
  • Anthony Horowitz
  • Jeremy Karpel
  • Sir Andrew Motion
  • Deborah Moggach
  • Michael Palin
  • Dame Janet Suzman