Sydenham Library serves Sydenham and Bellingham wards and is an important community hub.

It sits next to Home Park is is well used and loved by locals.


Available for loan or hire

  • Neighbourhood library collection
  • Books
  • Large print books and talking books
  • Music CDs.

Reference and Information

  • Leaflets, newspapers and magazines
  • Free enquiry service, including book searches and local information
  • Opening Doors advice and training services for job seekers (tel: 020 8776 9257).

IT services

Eight free public terminals managed via computerised booking system with access to the internet, MS Office software installed and subscriptions to several electronic information resources (notably Credo Reference).

Small ICT suite also hosts tutored ICT courses including family learning sessions.

PC with educational CD-ROM library.

Activities and reading promotions

Year round – including weekly under-fives storytimes during school terms, monthly teenage reading group and monthly sessions for over 55s.

Adult Reading Group meets from 6.30–7.30pm on the first Tuesday of every month.


  • Colour photocopier
  • Local history
  • Publications for sale
  • Full disabled access.

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