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Canada Water Library

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Canada Water Library
Canada Water Library


21 Surrey Quays Road
SE16 7AR

How to get there

Tube: Canada Water, Surrey Quays
Train: South Bermondsey
Bus: 1, 47, 188, 199, 225, 381, C10, P12

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Opening times

Ground floor lobby (Culture Cafe, internet, book returns and quick choice selections)

  • Monday 8am to 8pm
  • Tuesday 8am to 8pm
  • Wednesday 8am to 8pm
  • Thursday 8am to 8pm
  • Friday 8am to 8pm
  • Saturday 9am to 5pm
  • Sunday 10am to 4pm

Main library

  • Monday 9am to 8pm
  • Tuesday 9am to 8pm
  • Wednesday 9am to 8pm
  • Thursday 9am to 8pm
  • Friday 9am to 8pm
  • Saturday 9am to 5pm
  • Sunday 12noon to 4pm

Children: weekly and monthly activities

  • Bookstart session - every Monday, 10am to 11.30am, term time only (ages 0 to 6)
  • Board Games Club - every Monday, 4.30pm to 5.30pm, term time only (ages 6 and over)
  • Baby Rhyme time - every Tuesday, 2pm to 2.30pm (ages 0 to 4)
  • Picture This, fun drawing club - alternate Tuesdays, 4pm to 5.30pm (ages 8 and over)
  • Colour Me Happy, family fun with colouring sheets - Fridays, 3.30pm to 4.30pm, term time only (ages 4 and over and parents / carers)
  • Baby and Toddler sessions - every Thursday, 11am to 11.45am (ages 0 to 4)
  • ChatterBooks - first Thursday of every month, 4pm to 5pm (ages 7 to 11)
  • Story Time - second Thursday of every month, 4.30pm to 5.30pm (all ages)
  • Bookbusters, stories read aloud plus activities - every Saturday, 2pm to 3pm (ages 4 and over)

Adults: weekly and monthly activities

What else is on offer


  • disabled parking
  • lifts
  • toilets on ground floor and first floor, including disabled toilets and adult and baby change
  • access to Dolphin Supernova software (allows screen magnification and audio assistance for visually impaired)

Page last updated: 20 August 2019