Lewisham Council - Children's libraries

Children's library

 All libraries in the borough have areas specifically for children.

With your library card you can borrow books, language courses, CDs, DVDs and Playstation games.

Joining the library is simple and free. You don’t even need to live in the borough. You'll need a parent or guardian to sign your application. 

Benefits for children

  • Bookstart – a national programme that offers the gift of free books to all children at two key ages before they start school.
  • Free reservations – if you're under 14 you can reserve items that are on loan or at another library, absolutely free.
  • No fines – likewise, for under 14s there are no late fees.

Events and activities

Looking for something fun and free to do? Come and join us at the library.

  • Children's events – funtimes, reading groups and holiday activities
  • Storytimes – free sessions for under fives and their families.


Library Service
London Borough Of Lewisham Second Floor
Laurence House
1 Catford Road
Se6 4ru
03333 704 700


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