Visiting Southwark Archives

John Harvard Library
Entrance to John Harvard 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

Opening times

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

The searchroom is closed on Bank Holidays, when the rest of the building is closed, or if we cannot safely provide access to the collections.

View library on map


Southwark's history is told through surviving documents, audio and film clips, and photographs. Many of these resources are available to view in the library, along with information on changes in Southwark today. Some items may be held in our off-site stores and are not available to view immediately.


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

Page last updated: 30 May 2023

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