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Newington Temporary Library

Newington Temporary Library
Newington Temporary Library


Elephant Artworks - Second floor
Elephant Road
SE17 1LB

How to get there

Bus: 12, 21, 35, 40, 45, 53, 63, 68, 136, 148, 171, 172, 176, 343, 363, 453, 468, P5
Rail: Train to Elephant & Castle
Tube: Elephant & Castle

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Opening times

  • 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 12pm to 4pm  

Children: weekly and monthly activities

  • Baby and toddler sessions - songs and stories, every Thursday 10.45am to 11.30am (ages 0 to 4)
  • Colouring Club - every Friday 4pm to 5pm
  • ChatterBooks  - book club, crafts and activities, last Tuesday of every month, 3.30pm to 4.30pm (ages 7 to 11)

Adults: weekly and monthly activities

What else is on offer


  • lift to second floor of Elephant Artworks
  • disabled toilet
  • access to Dolphin Supernova software (allows screen magnification and audio assistance for visually impaired)

Newington Library

Temporary closure of Newington Library 155-157 Walworth Road

The original Newington Library is currently closed following the Walworth Road fire on Monday 25 March 2013. The Cuming Museum also remains closed. You can follow @SouthwarkLibs and @SwkHeritage on Twitter for updates.

Page last updated: 05 October 2018