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Grove Vale Library

 

Grove Vale Library
Grove Vale Library

Address

18-22 Grove Vale
East Dulwich
London
SE22 8EF

How to get there

Bus: P13, 40, 176, 185, 484
Train: East Dulwich

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Opening times

  • Monday 10am to 7pm
  • Tuesday 10am to 7pm
  • Wednesday closed
  • Thursday 10am to 7pm
  • Friday 10am to 3pm
  • Saturday 10am to 5pm
  • Sunday closed  

Regular activities

For children and young people:

  • Rhymetime (ages 0 to 4) - every Monday during term time, 11am to 11.30am

For adults:

 

What else is on offer

  • 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
  • Study spaces - 10 spaces available for adults
  • Public PCs and wifi - 6 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.

Accessibility

  • flat access to the library
  • disabled access toilet
  • computers offer Dolphin Supernova software (allows screen magnification and audio assistance for visually impaired)

 

History made in Dulwich by Lasma Liepina
History Made In Dulwich by Lasma Liepina

Public art at Grove Vale Library

Local artist Lasma Liepina was commissioned to create the large-scale artwork, History Made In Dulwich to transform the entrance of the library.

The piece is inspired by the nature, history and architecture of the area told through an intricate illustrated timeline from the year 967, when East Dulwich was a dill meadow through to the present day. It uses the historical reference, “967 Edgar the Peaceful granted Dilwihs to a thane” as a starting point.

Through research gathered at Southwark’s Archives and walks around the area, Lasma drew out elements of local history and architecture alongside everyday stories of people and places in the area.  Familiar buildings and infrastructure that have been part of everyday life in East Dulwich for centuries, such as St John's Church and its beautiful clock face, the railway, and city foxes are represented.  

 

Page last updated: 04 October 2022

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