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John Harvard Library


John Harvard Library
John Harvard and the Local History Library

211 Borough High Street
SE1 1JA 

How to get there

Tube: Borough or London Bridge
Train: London Bridge
Bus: 21, 35, 40, 133, 343

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Opening times

  • Monday 9am to 7pm
  • Tuesday 9am to 7pm
  • Wednesday 9am to 7pm
  • Thursday 9am to 7pm
  • Friday 9am to 7pm
  • Saturday 9am to 5pm
  • Sunday 12 noon to 4pm

Children: weekly and monthly activities

  • Baby and toddler sessions - every Monday, 10am and 11.30am (ages 0 to 4)
  • Baby rhyme time sessions- every Tuesday, 10.45am to 11.30am (ages 0 to 4) (term time only)
  • Bookstart sessions - every Thursday, 10am to 11.30am (ages 0 to 4) (term time only)
  • ChatterBooks - fourth Thursday of every month, 3.30pm to 4.30pm (ages 7 to 11)
  • Homework help - every Wednesday, 4pm to 6pm (term time only)
  • Saturday Craft Club - every Saturday 2pm to 3pm, for all the family

Adults: weekly and monthly activities

What else is on offer  


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

Page last updated: 20 November 2019