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Southwark Heritage Centre and Walworth Library

Southwark Heritage Centre and Walworth Library
Southwark Heritage Centre and Walworth Library


145-147 Walworth Road
SE17 1RW

How to get there

Bus: 12, 35, 40. 45, 68, 136, 148, 171, 176, 343, 468, P5 
Tube:  Elephant and Castle
Train: Elephant and Castle

Opening times

  • Monday 10am to 8pm
  • Tuesday 10am to 8pm
  • Wednesday 10am to 8pm
  • Thursday 10am to 8pm
  • Friday 10am to 8pm
  • Saturday 10am to 5pm
  • Sunday closed

What is on offer

  • Browsing the library - Come into the library to browse books and other items you would like to borrow.
  • Ordering books, DVDs and CDs Search the catalogue and place reservations for collection.
  • Southwark heritage centre - Explore the world through permanent displays of artefacts from the council’s heritage collections and a programme of temporary exhibitions.
  • Mystery book bags - Choose the genre or subject you want to read and see what you get, from children's stories, adult romance, mysteries and more.
  • Public PCs  
  • Study spaces 
  • Meeting rooms for hire
  • Events - Some Southwark Library events are taking place online while others are happening in-person in outside spaces. See What's On in the online listings or ask in the library.
  • eLibrary - Your library card gives you access to a wide range of online services including film streaming, eBooks and eAudiobooks, eMagazines and eNewspapers and a wide range of eResources for topics from family history to citizenship and driving theory tests.
  • Home Library Service - If you're unable to access the library the Home Library Service may be able to assist you. Please contact us on 020 7525 7493 or email


  • lift access
  • computers offer access to Dolphin Supernova software (allows screen magnification and audio assistance for visually impaired)

Page last updated: 11 October 2021

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