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Opening times

Changes to holiday opening hours

All libraries and the archive centre will be closed on:

  • Sunday 24 December 2023
  • Christmas Day, Monday 25 December 2023
  • Boxing Day, Tuesday 26 December 2023
  • Sunday 31 December 2023
  • New Year's Day, 1 January 2024
Day Main library
Monday 9.30am to 7pm
Tuesday 9.30am to 7pm
Wednesday 10am to 7pm
Thursday 9.30am to 7pm
Friday 9.30am to 8pm
Saturday 9.30am to 5pm
Sunday 11.30am to 3pm

This is a busy library serving the local community. There is space for reading and study, a children's library and an exhibition space.

We have an out-of-hours return box available for when the library is closed.

Venue notes

Facilities and services

  • computers - book a PC
  • exhibition space available for artists (please contact the library)
  • free wifi
  • Japanese books for loan
  • photocopying, printing and scanning
  • reading group
  • study area 
  • wide selection of books, talking books, CDs, DVDs, newspapers and magazines



Circus Road 13-19
United Kingdom


This library is wheelchair-accessible via automatic doors and a slightly inclined ramp. The lower floor is accessible via 17 steps or a disabled-access lift. Registered assistance dogs are welcome.

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We have events for adults, and activities for children and young people.

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Directions to St John’s Wood Library 

By train

Nearest railway station: South Hampstead Station

By underground

Nearest tube station: St John’s Wood (Jubilee line)

By bus

Buses: 13, 113, 187

Plan your journey by using the TfL journey planner.