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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

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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 12pm to 4pm

Regular activities

For children and young people:

  • Homework Help club (ages 6 to 11) - every Tuesday during term time, 4pm to 5pm
  • Rhymetime (ages 0 to 4) - every Wednesday, 10.30am to 11.30am
  • Chatterbooks (ages 7 to 11) - last Wednesday of every month during term time, 4pm to 5pm
  • Baby and toddlers session (ages 0 to 4) - every Friday during term time, 2.15pm to 3pm
  • Saturday crafts (ages 5+) - every Saturday, 11am to 12pm.

For adults:

  • Heritage and book group - last Monday of every month, 6.30pm to 7.30pm
    Contact Stefano Battaglia for more details.
  • Southwark History Social - fourth Wednesday of every month, 6pm to 7.30pm.
    Explore Southwark's worldly museum collections and stories while meeting new people. For ages 18-35. Contact for booking details.

What else is on offer

  • Southwark heritage centre - Explore the world through permanent displays of artefacts from the council’s heritage collections and a programme of temporary exhibitions.
  • 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 - 30 spaces available for adults
  • Public PCs and wifi - 10 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 library
  • lift access to all floors
  • disabled access toilet
  • computers offer access to Dolphin Supernova software (allows screen magnification and audio assistance for visually impaired).

Page last updated: 30 May 2023

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