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Canada Water Library

Canada Water library

Canada Water Library

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21 Surrey Quays Road
SE16 7AR
email: Southwark Libraries

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

    Opening times

    Ground floor lobby: for Culture 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

    Children: weekly and monthly activities

    • Bookstart session for under sixes, Mondays 10am to 11.30am, during term time only 
    • Board games club, Monday 4.30pm to 5.30pm, during term time only. For age 6 and over
    • Baby Rhyme Time, every Tuesday, 2pm to 2.30pm
    • Picture This is a fun club for children who love to draw, alternate Tuesdays, 4pm to 5.30pm, for age 8 and over
    • Colour Me Happy, a fun relaxing way for the family to end the week with colouring sheets. Children over 4 and parents and carers. Fridays 3.30pm to 4.30pm, during term time only 
    • Baby and Toddler session for under fives, every Thursday 11am to 11.45am
    • Chatterbooks, First Thursday of every month, 4pm to 5pm. For age 8 to 12
    • Bookbusters, Listen to stories read aloud and take part in activities to match. Every Saturday, 2pm to 3pm. For age 4 and over

    Adults: weekly and monthly activities

    • Special one-off author talks and events: please email Nuala Graham to join the mailing list
    • Feel better with a book, every Monday 10am to 12pm
    • Creative writing group, alternate Mondays, 1pm to 3pm
    • "English +" for speakers of others languages to improve their English language skills. Every Thursday, 12pm to 1pm (Please note there will be no session in September 2016)
    • Evening adult book group, second Thursday of every month, 6.45pm to 8pm. Please email Nuala Graham for more details
    • Free computer classes and learning in libraries

    What else is on offer

    • Books, talking books, DVDs, Blu-ray films, CDs, PS3 and Wii games to borrow
    • 41 study spaces for adults on the gallery floor
    • Photocopying 
    • Free internet access - 33 PCs available for public use
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Meeting rooms for hire
    • Culture Cafe
    • Theatre, music, comedy and dance in the Culture Space


     Fully accessible:

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

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    Southwark Council
    PO BOX 64529
    London SE1P 5LX

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