Lewisham Library

Visit our libraries to borrow books, DVDs, CDs and PlayStation games. Libraries also offer study space, free PC access, free WiFi access and photocopiers.​​​​

Christmas opening hours
Wednesday 24 December: 9am–1pm
Thursday 25 – Friday 26 December: closed
Saturday 27 – Tuesday 30 December: normal opening hours
Wednesday 31 December: 9am–1pm
Thursday 1 January: closed
Normal opening hours from Friday 2 January

Christmas opening hours for the Local History and Archives Centre


Lewisham Library
Lewisham Library
199 201 Lewisham High Street
Se13 6lg
020 8314 9800


Opening hours:
Monday​ 10am-8pm​ 
Tuesday​ 9am-8pm​ 
Wednesday​ 9am-6pm​ 
Thursday​ 9am-8pm​ 
Friday​ 9am-6pm​ 
Saturday​ 9am-5pm​ 
Sunday​ 1pm-4pm 
Local History and Archives Centre
Local History And Archives Centre
Lewisham Library
199 201 Lewisham High Street
Se13 6lg
020 8314 8501


Opening hours:
Monday​ 10am–12.45pm 2.15–4.45pm​ (Appointments only all day) 
​Tuesday 9.30am–12.45pm 2.15–4.45pm (Appointments only 5pm–8pm)​ 
​Wednesday Closed​ 
​Thursday 9.30am–12.45pm 2.15–4.45pm​ 
​Friday 9am–12.45pm 2.15–4pm​ (Appointments only all day) 
​Saturday 9am–12.45pm 2.15–4.45pm (Appointments only all day)​ 
​Sunday ​Closed 


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Toddler Tales Free Council

Lewisham Library 26 December 11.15AM to 11.45AM

Stories and rhymes for children aged 2–5.



Services over Christmas and New Year

Find out about changes to services such as waste and recycling, libraries, leisure centres, customer services and the Register Office.

Lewisham students chosen as book reviewers

Lynda La Plante's latest title, Escape, was the choice for Quick Read this year.

Get a free DVD or CD loan from the library when you borrow six books

Library customers can get a free DVD loan or two CD loans when they borrow six books in December, January or February.

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Content Promos

Keep warm this winter