Study at Islington Central Library

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The playwright Joe Orton first made a splash by defacing book covers from this very library and you can ask to see these acts of guerrilla art when you visit.

An imposing building decorated with ornate brickwork, the Islington Central Library is a striking addition to the bustling Holloway Road. With sculptures of the poet Edmund Spenser and the philosopher Francis Bacon on the outside, the building has changed significantly over the years: bombed in WWII and extended to twice its original size in the early seventies.

Despite this it still provides the same services that it always has, as well as free internet access and occasional literary related events such as readings.