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Peckham Library

Peckham Library will be closed for essential maintenance and refurbishment work from Monday 12 December 2022 for approximately 6 months. This will improve the library’s layout and reduce its carbon footprint.
A temporary library will open on nearby Bournemouth Road from the week commencing 19 December 2022. 
Peckham Library
Peckham Library


122 Peckham Hill Street
SE15 5JR

How to get there

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

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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

Regular activities

For children and young people:

  • Rhymetime (ages 0 to 4) - every Monday 2pm to 2.30pm and Friday, 10.30am to 11am during term time
  • Baby and toddler session (ages 0 to 4) - every Tuesday during term time, 10.30am to 12pm
  • Chatterbooks (ages 7 to 11) - second Tuesday of the month, 4pm to 5pm.

For adults:

  • Book group - last Thursday of every month, 7pm to 8pm
    Contact Peter Holzmann for more information
  • First Friday Club - first Friday of every month, 11am to 1pm
    Contact Peckham Library for more information
  • Afternoon book group - last Friday of every month, 1pm to 2pm
    Contact Amy France for more information
  • Getting started with computers, email and the internet - bookable one-to-one sessions at various times from Monday to Saturday. Please email or ask in the library to book.


What else is on offer

  • Books, talking books and DVDs to borrow Search the catalogue and place reservations for collection
  • eLibrary - including eBooks and eAudiobooks, film streaming and online resources for topics from family history, to citizenship and driving theory tests
  • Newspapers and magazines to read in the library or online
  • Borrow a tablet for use in the library
  • Study spaces - 66 spaces available for adults
  • Public PCs and wifi - 28 PCs available for public use. You'll need your library card number to access these services
  • Printing, photocopying and scanning facilities
  • Meeting rooms for hire
  • Events - for special events see the online What's On diary or ask in the library
  • Home Library Service - for those unable to access the library in person.


  • flat access to the building
  • lift access to all floors and pods (If you'd like assistance using the lift, speak to a member of staff on the ground floor or fourth floor)
  • disabled access toilets 
  • access to Dolphin Supernova software (allows screen magnification and audio assistance for visually impaired).

Page last updated: 23 November 2022

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