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Reading and books

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

Reading groups

Love reading? Enjoy discussing books? Then join a reading group. These informal groups are an opportunity for anyone aged 16 or over to share reading experiences. Some of our groups have re-started, others are considering it so please check with the individual libraries for the latest information.

Famous Lewisham writers

Here are a few famous writers with ties to Lewisham. The list is by no means definitive, but a good place to start finding out about the literary figures to have graced the borough.