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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.
All of our libraries are currently closed

This is due to COVID-19 restrictions. Find out more about changes to our library service.

Lewisham is in National lockdown: Stay at home restrictions

Find out about the COVID-19 restrictions.

Library branches

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

Library services during COVID-19

All of our libraries are currently closed due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Online library events and resources

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

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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