Southwark Festival of Words

Coming soon! The Southwark Festival of Words, a literary festival for all ages across local libraries, is back from 15 to 22 June 2024. This year our theme is Stories From Around the World, a fantastic mix of poets, storytellers, artists and spoken word.

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The UK General Election is on 4 July.
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Find a library

Canada Water Library

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

  • 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 12pm to 4pm

* The ground floor opens from 8am (Monday to Friday) for access to the café, computers, wifi, printing and photocopying, collecting reservations, returning or renewing books, and browsing or borrowing a limited selection of books. The rest of the library opens fully from 9am.

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  • flat access to the library
  • disabled parking
  • lift access to all floors
  • toilets on ground floor and first floor, including disabled access toilets, adult and baby change
  • computers offer access to Dolphin Supernova software (allows screen magnification and audio assistance for visually impaired)
Link to detailed accessibility information about this building





Page last updated: 10 June 2024


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