Southwark Festival of Words

Coming soon! The Southwark Festival of Words, a literary festival for all ages across local libraries, is back from 15 to 22 June 2024. This year our theme is Stories From Around the World, a fantastic mix of poets, storytellers, artists and spoken word.

Get election ready

The UK General Election is on 4 July.
You need valid photo ID to vote in person. Check your ID now.
If you don’t have valid ID, apply by 5pm on 26 June for a Voter Authority Certificate.  
Find out more about voting and elections in Southwark

Contact Southwark Libraries

From 1 November 2023, you will need both your library card number and password to use the library computers.
The password is the same one you use to log in to your library account online. Forgotten your password? Reset it here. For any other questions please speak to a member of staff.


A member of library staff will get back to you as soon as possible.


0207 525 2000 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm)

This is the Environment Services call centre number. Please press option 2 (other services) then option 3 (library queries).

In person

Drop in to any Southwark Library (see library addresses and opening hours here).

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


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Page last updated: 17 October 2023


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