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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

     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
    • Baby Rhyme Time, every Tuesday, 2pm to 2.30pm
    • 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
    • Picture This a fun club for children who love to draw, alternate Tuesdays, 4pm to 5.30pm, for 8 years and over.
    • Creative writing for ages 6 upwards, every other Wednesday, 4pm to 5pm. Term time only.
    • Little Bunnies: Baby and Toddler Mandarin Stories and Rhyme Time. Learn Mandarin through songs, stories and play. The first Wednesday of every month, 9.15am to 10am.  
    • Bookbusters, Listen to stories read aloud and take part in activities to match. Every Saturday, 2pm to 3.30pm. For age 4 and over.

    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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    PO BOX 64529
    London SE1P 5LX

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