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Library services during COVID-19

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

Hub Libraries

Deptford Lounge, Downham Library, and Lewisham Library

Open on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10am–5pm.

These libraries are open for browsing, Click and Collect, bookable PCs and study tables

Printing is available with payment by debit/credit card or PayPal only

Community Libraries

To book a PC at the community libraries, contact the libraries directly.

Archibald Corbett Community Library, Arts and Heritage Centre (formerly Torridon Road Library)

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 9am-5.30pm

Saturday 10am-1pm

Archibald Corbet offers browsing, Click & Collect, PC use, printing and photocopying. Also running face to face Online Support Services and ESOL sessions.

Blackheath Library

Monday and Wednesday 9-12am and 1-4pm

Tuesday 10-12am and 1-4pm  

Thursday 9-12am and 1-4pm

Friday 2-4pm

Blackheath offers browsing and Click and Collect.

Crofton Park Library

Tuesday and Thursday 10am-6pm

Friday and Saturday 10am–1pm

Crofton Park offers browsing, Click & Collect, free Wi-Fi and PC use.

Forest Hill Library

Monday to Thursday 9am–7.30pm

Friday 9am-5pm

Saturday and Sunday 10am–4pm

Forest Hill offers browsing, Click & Collect and up to 3 hours computer use each day per user. Printing, photocopying and scanning facilities are also available.

Grove Park Library

Monday and Tuesday 10am-7pm

Friday 2-6pm

Saturday 10am-5pm

Grove Park offers browsing and Click & Collect. No PC use of printing at this time.

Manor House Library

Monday to Friday 10am6pm

Saturday, 10am–4pm


Manor House offers browsing, Click & Collect and up to one hour of computer use each day per user. 

New Cross Library

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday 10am-2pm

Sydenham Library

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 10am-5pm

Saturday 10am-4pm

Sydenham offers browsing, Click & Collect, and up to one hour of computer use each day per user.

Click & Collect

There are three ways of accessing this service.

You can search for book on our library catalogue and place a request to collect them at your library of choice. It's easy - find your favourite title and click on 'Place hold'.

You can download the My Library app from your usual app store, log in with your library membership number and four-digit PIN, search for you book, and place a reservation at your library of choice.

Alternatively you can email us at libraries@lewisham.gov.uk providing the author and title of the book you require, which library you would like to collect your books from and your name and library card number.

Finally, you can call us on 020 8314 8024 and leave a clear message with author, title, and your name,  library card number, library for collection and telephone number.

We will ring you back to let you know when and where you can pick up your book(s) from.

Remember, to pick up your reservation you will still need to bring your library card.

If you have lost yours or need one, please drop us a message via email or phone. 

eLibrary Services

You can borrow ebooks, audio books, magazines, and more using our elibrary. Find out more about our elibrary.

We also have a range of online library activities you can take part in. Find an online library event or activity.

Home Library Services

We are continuing our free home library service for residents who are disabled, ill, older or a carer. Find out more about our home library service.