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Camberwell Library

Christmas and New Year Bank Holiday opening

Monday 24 December: Closed from 1pm

Tuesday 25 December: Closed

Wednesday 26 December: Closed

Thursday 27 December to Sunday 30 December: Normal advertised opening hours

Monday 31 December: Closed from 5pm

Tuesday 1 January: Closed

Camberwell Library
Camberwell Library


48 Camberwell Green

How to get there

Bus: 12, 35, 40, 42, 45, 171, 176, 185, 436, 36, 345, 484
Train / Overground: Denmark Hill

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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

  • Bookstart session - every Tuesday, 10am to 11.30am, term time (ages 0 to 5 and their parents / carers)
  • Baby and Toddler sessions - every Monday, 10:30am to 12pm (ages 0 to 4)
  • Reading Buddies - every Tuesday, 4pm to 5.30pm (aged 5 to 11), children paired up to explore new ways of reading
  • Creative Writing - every Wednesday, 4.30pm to 5.30pm (ages 7 and over)
  • Children's Games Club, Wii and PS3 games - every Friday, 4.30pm to 6pm (ages 7 to 14)
  • ChatterBooks - first Saturday of the month, 2pm to 4pm (ages 7 to 11)
  • Kids Club - second, third and fourth Saturday of the month, 2pm to 4pm (ages 7 to 11)
  • Storystop - every Sunday, 1pm to 1.30pm (ages 3 to 8 and their parents / carers

Adults: weekly and monthly activities

  • Feel Better with a Book - every Tuesday, 2pm to 4pm (no need to read anything in advance - just drop in, sit down and enjoy listening to a good story or poem)
  • Book group - second Tuesday of every month, 7pm to 8pm (contact Richard Bryan for more information)
  • Conversation Café - every Thursday, 11am to 12pm (free informal meeting to practice your English with other non English speakers)
  • Creative writing - alternate Mondays, 3.30pm to 4.30pm
  • Craft session - alternate Mondays, 3.30pm to 4.30pm
  • Starting with computers, email and the internet - every Monday, Thursday and Friday, 2pm to 3pm and Saturday, 11am to 12pm (booking required in the library)
  • Get to know your tablet or laptop - every Monday, 2pm to 3pm (booking required in the library)

What else is on offer


  • wheelchair access to both floors
  • disabled toilets
  • access to Dolphin Supernova software (allows screen magnification and audio assistance for visually impaired)

Page last updated: 17 December 2018