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Library services during COVID-19

Our libraries are currently only open for click and collect due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Our libraries are open for Click and Collect services.

Opening times

Hub Libraries

Deptford Lounge and Downham Libraries

From today Deptford Lounge and Downham Libraries will be open on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10.00 – 4.00  

Thursday is a new open day and we are closing later at 4.00pm rather than 2.00pm

From next week, 17th May, we will be offering bookable PCs and study space at Deptford and Downham. There will be 3 PCs and 3 study desks available at each library. These will be bookable online, by email or by phone. Slots are 45 mins. long for Study Tables and PCs – with 15 mins. Between each booking. Users can book 1 slot per day up to 2 days in advance. Printing will also be available with payment through PRINCH - payment is by Debit/Credit card or PayPal only.

Community Libraries

Crofton Park Community Library

Thursday, 2.30pm–4.30pm

Grove Park community library

Monday, 11.30am–1.30pm

Sydenham Community Library

Tuesday, 12–4pm
Thursday, 12–4pm

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

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

Monday, 9am–5.30pm

Tuesday, 9am–5.30pm

Thursday, 9am–5.30pm

Saturday, 10am–1pm

From Saturday 17 April

Forest Hill Community Library

Tuesday, 10am –2pm
Thursday, 3pm–7pm
Saturday, 10am–2pm

Manor House Community Library

Tuesday, 12–4pm
Saturday, 10am-2pm

Bookable PC and Desk Services

You can book a PC or desk to use at Deptford and Downham Libraries.

You can book using the Public Netloan PC and Table Booking service.

You can contact the libraries by telephone or email        

Deptford Library - email

or phone - 020 8314 7299

Downham Library – email

Or phone - 020 8314 9705

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.