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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

Visit Canada Water Library for a chance to win an iPad mini

Fancy winning an iPad mini, an exclusive golden library ticket, Culture Space tickets and afternoon tea at the Culture CafĂ©? To be entered into our prize draw, simply pop along to Canada Water Library, fill in an entry card and drop it in to the competition box on the ground floor. Closing date 10 October 2015. For full terms and conditions please click on the link at the foot of this page.

    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, every Monday 10am to 11.30am, during term time only 
    • Board games club, every Monday 4.30pm to 5.30pm, for 6 years 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 8 years and over.
    • Baby and Toddler session for under fives, every Thursday 11am to 11.45am
    • Chatterbooks, First Thursday of every month, 4pm to 5pm. 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
    • Six Decades of Science Fiction book group, 6pm to 7pm on the following Mondays: 21 September, 19 October, 23 November and 14 December 2015. Please email Nuala Graham for more details
    • "English +" for speakers of others languages to improve their English language skills. Every Thursday, 12pm to 1pm
    • Daytime adult book group, fourth Thursday of every month, 2pm to 3pm. Please contact Benedict Spencer for more information
    • Poetry group, first Thursday of the month, 6pm to 7pm. Please contact Benedict Spencer for more information
    • Evening adult book group, second Thursday of every month, 6.45pm to 8pm. Please email Nuala Graham for more details
    • Dice and Decks, fourth Thursday of every month, 7pm to 8pm. Geeky card and board games for adults. Please contact Luke Gregory for more information
    • 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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    PO BOX 64529
    London SE1P 5LX

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