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Peckham Library

Peckham Library fourth floor

Children's library at Blue Anchor Library

122 Peckham Hill Street
SE15 5JR
Tel: 020 7525 2000
Fax: 020 7525 0202

How to get to the library

Bus: 12, 36, 37, 63, 78, 136, 171, 177, 197, 343, 345, 363, 381, 436, P12, P13 
Rail: Train to Peckham Rye

Map of library

Opening times

  • Monday 9am to 8pm
  • Tuesday 9am to 8pm
  • Wednesday 10am to 8pm
  • Thursday 9am to 8pm
  • Friday 9am to 8pm
  • Saturday 10am to 5pm
  • Sunday 12pm to 4pm  

What else is on offer

  • Seventy adult study spaces available
  • Come along for a sing-song, for under fives, every Monday at 2pm to 2.30pm 
  • Baby and toddler session every Tuesday at 10.30am to 12pm. There are no sessions over the summer break
  • Bookstart plus session every Wednesday during term-time, 10am to 11.30am
  • Story Stop: Do your shopping then take a rest and stop off for a story. For children 3 to 8 years and the family, every Saturday, 11.30am to 12noon.
  • Chatterbooks group fourth Thursday of every month, 4.30pm to 5.30pm, term time only. For ages eight to 12 years.
  • Homework Help Drop In For Children, Wednesdays during term time, 4pm to 6pm
  • Peckham Wii Gaming Club, every Friday, 4pm to 5.30pm, for 10 years and over.
  • Feel better with a book, every Wednesday 11am to 1pm. Adult group where short stories and poems are read aloud. All welcome.
  • Adult reading group last Tuesday of every month, 6.30pm to 8pm
    Refreshments are available
  • Photocopying facilities, colour and black and white
  • Free internet access and word processing facilities. You may need to book in advance
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Knitting Club first Monday of every month, 5.30pm to 7.30pm
  • Over 50s Club first Friday of every month, 11am to 12.30pm
  • Free computer classes and learning in libraries
  • Mobile recycling centre every third 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

Peckham Library's adult reading group is run by the superb author and storyteller, Sandra Agard, who also organises live literature events at the library. 

Peckham's Black writing collection features a wide selection of black interest books and the library also features the largest collection of African music CDs in the borough. The extensive DVD collection at the library covers box office hits, arthouse and cult classics, world cinema and Bollywood titles. Peckham also houses a fantastic range of Graphic novels.

Access for people with disabilities

There is full access for people with disabilities including a lift to the library on the fourth floor and the activity 'pods' on the fifth floor. If you would like assistance with using the lift, please speak to a member of staff on the ground floor or fourth floor.

The following facilities are also available:

  • Disabled access toilets 
  • Reading edge machine
  • CCTV magnifier
  • Evacuation chairs for emergency use

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PO BOX 64529
London SE1P 5LX

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