Library services during COVID-19
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. PC and study table availability is limited, so we strongly advise you to book online, by email or by phone (see below for details). Slots for study tables and PCs are 45 minutes long. You can book 1 slot per day up to 2 days in advance. Printing is available with payment by debit/credit card or PayPal only.
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
Archibald Corbet offers browsing, Click & Collect, PC use, printing and photocopying. Also running face to face Online Support Services and ESOL sessions.
Tuesday 10-12am and 2-4pm
Thursday 9-11am and 2-4pm
Blackheath offers browsing and Click and Collect.
Crofton Park Library
Crofton Park offers browsing, Click & Collect, and photocopying. No PC use or printing at this time.
Forest Hill Library
Monday to Thursday 9am–5pm
Forest Hill offers browsing, Click & Collect and up to one hour computer user each day per user.
Grove Park Library
Grove Park offers browsing and Click & Collect. No PC use of printing at this time.
Manor House Library
Monday to Friday 10am–6pm
Manor House offers browsing, Click & Collect and up to one hour of computer use each day per user.
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 10am-5pm
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 Deptford Lounge, Downham or Lewisham. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Pick up a Lucky Dip
We have preselected some small bundles of books in major genres, such as Crime, Science Fiction, Historical Drama, Comics, etc.
All you need to do is visit one of our libraries and pick one up. Remember, to pick up your bundle of books you will still need to bring your library card.
Bookable PC and Desk Services
You can book a PC or desk at Deptford Lounge, Downham and Lewisham Libraries.
You can do this online by clicking on this link Public Netloan PC and Table Booking service.
Or you can contact the libraries directly by telephone or email
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.