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John Harvard Library

John Harvard Library
John Harvard and Southwark Archives


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

Regular activities

For children and young people:

  • Baby and Toddler session (ages 0 to 4) - every Monday during term time, 10.30am to 11.30am
  • Bookstart (ages 0 to 4) - every Thursday during term time, 10.30am to 11.30am
  • Coderdojo (ages 7 to 13) - last Saturday of every month, 10am to 11am
  • Craft session - every Saturday, 2pm to 3pm.

For adults:

What else is on offer

  • Southwark Archives - Located at the back of John Harvard Library. Please note their opening hours are different from that of the library
  • 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 - 38 spaces available for adults
  • Public PCs and wifi - 24 PCs available for public use. You'll need your library card number to access these services
  • Printing, photocopying and scanning facilities
  • Meeting room 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.


  • flat access to the library
  • disabled access toilet
  • computers offer Dolphin Supernova software (allows screen magnification and audio assistance for visually impaired).
Link to detailed accessibility information about this building

Page last updated: 30 May 2023

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