Opened in 1904 at the Gift of Andrew Carnegie, 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.
Opening hoursMONDAY 09.30-5pm TUESDAY 09.30-7pm WEDNESDAY Closed THURSDAY 09.30-7pm FRIDAY Closed SATURDAY 09.30-5pm SUNDAY Closed
The library is closed daily for lunch 1pm – 2pm
Available for loan or hire
- neighbourhood library collection
- 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).
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.