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Libraries for young people

See what our libraries offer for young people.
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.

Join the library

Joining the library is simple and free. You don’t even need to live in Lewisham. If you're under 16 you'll need a parent or guardian to sign as well.

Why join?

With your library card you can:

Borrow books, language courses, CDs, DVD and Playstation games

Access free online tools for homework help

Your library card gives you free access, from anywhere and at any time, to a wealth of online encyclopaedias, dictionaries, news stories and other reference tools.

More benefits for under 14s

  • Free reservations - if you're under 14 you can reserve items that are on loan or at another library, absolutely free.
  • No fines - likewise, for under 14s there are no late fees.

Get online with free internet access and wi-fi

All Lewisham's libraries have computers you can use for free.

You can also bring your laptop along and use our free wi-fi at all of our libraries.

Events and activities

Film and karaoke

Manor House, Downham and Forest Hill libraries all have 52" screens with surround sound. Contact them to find out more about public screenings of great films and our popular sing-along nights

Destination Downham

There’s lots going on at Downham Library – from street dance to fashion design. You can sharpen up your soccer skills, write and record your own ring tone, even make a film.


Downham Library

Downham Library, 7–9 Moorside Road, Bromley, BR1 5EP

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Library branches

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