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Grove Vale Library

Grove Vale Library
Grove Vale Library


18-22 Grove Vale
East Dulwich
SE22 8EF

How to get there

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

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Opening times

  • Monday 10am to 6pm
  • Tuesday 10am to 6pm
  • Wednesday closed
  • Thursday 10am to 6pm
  • Friday 10am to 3pm
  • Saturday 10am to 5pm
  • Sunday closed  


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

What else is on offer

  • Public PCs for library members 
    These are bookable in person on a first come, first served basis.
  • 6 study spaces for library members 
    These are bookable in person on a first come, first served basis. 
    Please bring your library card to book onto one of these sessions:
    Monday to Friday: 10.15am to 1.30pm or 2.30pm to 5.45pm
    Saturdays: 10.15am to 1.30 pm or 2.30pm to 4.45pm  

Public art at Grove Vale Library

Grove Vale Library Sharables

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 It uses the historical reference, “967 Edgar the Peaceful granted Dilwihs to a thane” as a starting point.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 Local History Library and Archive 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: 12 April 2021

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