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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


Children: weekly and monthly activities

  • Baby rhyme time sessions - every Monday 2pm to 2.30pm and every Friday 10.15am to 10.45am (ages 0 to 4); term time only
  • Baby and toddler session - every Tuesday, 10.30am to 12pm (ages 0 to 4); term time only
  • ChatterBooks - second Tuesday of every month, 4pm to 5pm (ages 7 to 11)
  • Bookstart session - every Wednesday, 10am to 11.30am (term time only)
  • Wii Gaming Club - every Friday, 4pm to 5.30pm (ages 10 and over)
  • Story Stop - Do your shopping, then rest and stop off for a story - every Saturday, 11.30am to 12noon (ages 3 to 8 and family)
  • CoderDojo, learn to code, build websites, create apps and more - every Thursday, 6pm to 7pm (ages 8 to 17, see Coderdojo website to book)

Adults: weekly and monthly activities

  • Adult reading group - last Tuesday of every month, 6.30pm to 8pm (contact Peter Holzmann for details)
  • First Friday Club - first Friday of every month, 11am to 12.30pm
  • Chess Club - every second Friday of the month 5.30pm to 7.30pm
  • Afternoon tea with short stories - every last Friday of the month, 11am to 12pm
  • Starting with computers, email and the internet - every Monday, 10am to 11am, 11am to 12pm, 2pm to 3pm and 4pm to 5pm; Tuesday, 10am to 11am, 11am to 12pm and 4pm to 5pm; Wednesday, 11am to 12pm, 2pm to 3pm and 4pm to 5pm; Thursday and Friday, 11am to 12pm and 4pm to 5pm (booking required in the library)
  • Help with job hunting online - every Tuesday and Thursday, 10am to 11am and 11am to 12pm (booking required in the library)

What else is on offer

Peckham's Black writing collection features a wide selection of black interest book. The library also features the largest collection of African music CDs in the borough and houses a fantastic range of graphic novels.


There's 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'd like assistance using the lift, speak to a member of staff on the ground floor or fourth floor.

We also offer the following facilities:

  • disabled access toilets 
  • evacuation chairs for emergency use
  • access to Dolphin Supernova software (allows screen magnification and audio assistance for visually impaired)

Page last updated: 20 February 2020