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Camden has one central library, 8 branch libraries, a local studies and archives service and a home library service. There are also 3 community libraries run by volunteers. Swiss Cottage central library is a Grade II listed building, designed by Sir Basil Spence. Free on-line digital and reference services for members. Strong collections in philosophy and psychology, music scores and drama. There is a walkway through to the adjoining Leisure Centre with gyms, swimming pool and sports facilities. The poet John Keats lived in Keats House, next door to Keats Grove library. Keats lived here in 1819 and it is said to have composed ‘Ode to a Nightingale’ here. Open to the public.