A new community and arts centre could be created under proposals unveiled this week.

Jacksons Lane Arts Centre has approached the Highgate Library Action Group (HLAG) and Haringey Council to discuss the possible relocation of Highgate Library into the Arts Centre.

The move to the corner of Archway Road and Jackson Lane would mean new and upgraded library services, whilst allowing library users the access to community activities and facilities.

The existing library, a two minute walk away from Shepherd’s Hill, could be sold and the money put towards the new library and improvements to Jacksons Lane.

The relocation would allow for better use of space at Jacksons Lane, with a dedicated separate entrance for the library and improved space with enhanced technology.

Jacksons Lane Chief Executive James Tilston said “We think that bringing the library into Jacksons Lane would be the ideal partnership- allowing even more people to enjoy the facilities, events and activities already on offer at Jacksons Lane.”

Susan Chinn, chair of Highgate Library Action Group, said “Libraries are a precious heritage in whatever form they take and the future of Highgate Library must be assured.”

The council will maintain responsibility for the library and will meet with Jacksons lane and HLAG to work together and explore the idea further.