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Canada Water Library

Canada Water library

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21 Surrey Quays Road
London
SE16 7AR
Tel: 020 7525 2000

How to get to the library

Tube: Canada Water, Surrey Quays
Train: South Bermondsey
Bus: 1, 47, 188, 199, 225, 381, C10, P12

Map of library

Christmas and New Year opening times for libraries

Please visit our news pages for all the details of our opening times over the Christmas and New Year period. 

Opening times

Ground floor lobby: for cafe, internet, book returns and quick choice selections

  • Monday 8am to 8pm
  • Tuesday 8am to 8pm
  • Wednesday 8am to 8pm
  • Thursday 8am to 8pm
  • Friday 8am to 8pm
  • Saturday 9am to 5pm
  • Sunday 10am to 4pm

Main library

  • Monday 9am to 8pm
  • Tuesday 9am to 8pm
  • Wednesday 9am to 8pm
  • Thursday 9am to 8pm
  • Friday 9am to 8pm
  • Saturday 9am to 5pm
  • Sunday 12noon to 4pm

 What else is on offer

  • 41 quiet study spaces for adults on the gallery floor
  • Free internet and Wi-Fi
  • 48 pcs available for public use
  • Books, CDs, DVDs, Blu-ray films, PS3 and Wii games to borrow
  • Meeting rooms for hire
  • Water's Edge cafe
  • Theatre, music, comedy and dance in the Culture Space
  • Mobile recycling centre every first Wednesday of each month - bring along unwanted textiles and shoes; CDs/DVDs; electricals; ink-jet cartridges; lighbulbs and scrap wood and metal. Speak to a recycling officer about recycling and waste services in Southwark

 Adult events

  • Author talks and events: please email Nuala Graham to join the mailing list
  • Conversation cafe: English for speakers of other languages - a friendly drop-in session every Thursday, 11.45am to 12.45pm
  • Daytime adult book group, fourth Thursday of every month, 2pm to 3pm
  • Evening adult book group, second Thursday of every month, 6.45pm to 8pm
  • Poetry group, first Thursday of the month, 6pm to 7pm
  • Feel better with a book, every Wednesday 11am to 1pm
  • Creative writing group, alternate Mondays, 1pm to 3pm
  • Free computer classes and learning in libraries, every week, Monday to Sunday
  • Adult taster sessions, Third Thursday of every month, 6pm to 7pm. 
    Try your hand at a different skill every month - contact Bex Gilbert for more details

Children's Events

  • Baby and toddler session for under fives, every Thursday 11am to 11.45am, term time only
  • Baby Rhyme Time, every Tuesday, 2pm to 2.30pm, term time only.
  • Bookstart session for under sixes, every Monday 10am to 11.30am, please check in library for dates 
  • Chatterbooks, First Thursday of every month, 4pm to 5pm. Age 8 to 12.
  • Board games club, every Monday 4.30pm to 6pm, for 6 years and over
  • Manga club, alternate Tuesdays, 4pm to 5.30pm, for 10 years and over
  • Creative writing for ages 6 upwards, every other Wednesday, 4pm to 5pm
  • Little Bunnies: Baby and Toddler Mandarin Stories and Rhymetime. Learn Mandarin through songs, stories and play. Every Wednesday, 9.15am to 10am.  

Access for people with disabilities

 Fully accessible:

  • Disabled parking
  • Lifts
  • WCs on ground floor and first floor, including disabled WCs and adult and baby change

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