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Grove Vale Library
18-22 Grove Vale
How to get there
Bus: P13, 40, 176, 185, 484
Train: East Dulwich
- Monday 10am to 7pm
- Tuesday 10am to 7pm
- Wednesday closed
- Thursday 10am to 7pm
- Friday 10am to 3pm
- Saturday 10am to 5pm
- Sunday closed
Activities for children and young people
Rhymetime (ages 0 to 4) - Mondays,11am to 11.30am (term time only)
- Activities for adults
Facilities and services
eLibrary - books, films and online resources for family history, citizenship and driving theory tests
Newspapers and magazines - read in the library or online
Study spaces - 10 spaces available for adults
Computers and wifi - 6 PCs available for public use. You'll need your library card number to access these services
Printing, photocopying and scanning facilities
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
- disabled access toilet
- computers offer Dolphin Supernova software (allows screen magnification and audio assistance for visually impaired).
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 It uses the historical reference, “967 Edgar the Peaceful granted Dilwihs to a thane” as a starting point.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: 03 October 2023