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Libraries

Visit our libraries to borrow books, DVDs and CDs. With your library card you can also borrow from our eLibrary which includes eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines and newspapers. Libraries also offer study space, free PC access, free WiFi and photocopiers.
Libraries services

Limited services are available at Hub and Community Libraries due to COVID-19 restrictions. Find out more about changes to our library service.

We are keeping COVID-secure measures in place across our buildings to protect our staff, residents and visitors

Please continue to wear a face covering if you can and maintain social distance in our buildings. This includes our libraries, leisure centres and learning centres.

You can read the Government's current COVID-19 guidlines on its website.

Library branches

See the contact details and opening times for libraries across the borough.

Library services during COVID-19

Our libraries are currently offering limited services while library staff help other Council areas on COVID-19 related tasks.

Online library events and resources

We have a number of online events happening while our libraries are closed due to COVID-19.

Re-engaging our audiences

As the Council prepares to fully reopen the borough’s libraries, a survey has been launched to help ensure local libraries continue to meet the needs and priorities of people who live, work or study in the borough.

Fully funded business start-up support for entrepreneurs

Start-ups in London Libraries (SiLL) is a fully funded programme designed to help aspiring entrepreneurs gain the skills, information and know-how to build a viable business.

Using the library

Find out about the services we offer and browse our fees and charges.

eLibrary

Don't wait till our libraries are open – try out our online services.

Children's library

See what our libraries have to offer children.

Reading and books

Join a reading group, recommend a book or learn more about finding great reads at your local library.

Catford Digital Hub

Catford Digital Hub is closed but we can help you over the phone.

Home library service

We offer a home library delivery service to residents who are disabled, ill, older or a carer.

Libraries for young people

See what our libraries offer for young people.

The complete business reference adviser

The complete business reference adviser (COBRA) is a free and extensive resource that’s perfect for anyone starting a business or running a small business.

Digital learning in libraries

Our free drop-in sessions help adults and children improve their digital skills

Proposal to rebuild Lewisham Library (feasibility study)

Get information about the proposal to rebuild Lewisham Library.

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