Lewisham Council - Libraries for young people

Libraries for young people

Looking for a book? Want to watch a film? Need help with your course work? Want to find out what's happening near you? Look no further than your local library.

Join the library

Joining the library is simple and free. You don’t even need to live in Lewisham. If you're under 16 you'll need a parent or guardian to sign as well.

Why join?

With your library card you can:

Borrow books, language courses, CDs, DVD and Playstation games

Access free online tools for homework help

Your library card gives you free access, from anywhere and at any time, to a wealth of online encyclopaedias, dictionaries, news stories and other reference tools.

More benefits for under 14s

  • 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.

Get online with free internet access and wi-fi

All Lewisham's libraries have computers you can use for free.

You can also bring your laptop along and use our free wi-fi at all of our libraries.

Events and activities

Film and karaoke

Manor House, Downham and Forest Hill libraries all have 52" screens with surround sound. Contact them to find out more about public screenings of great films and our popular sing-along nights

Destination Downham

There’s lots going on at Downham Library – from street dance to fashion design. You can sharpen up your soccer skills, write and record your own ring tone, even make a film.


Downham Library
Downham Library
7 9 Moorside Road
Br1 5ep
020 8314 9705


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