Libraries for young people
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.
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.
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
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.