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Canada Water Library

Canada Water library

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21 Surrey Quays Road
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

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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