Southwark Libraries in SE16

Whether you visit the award-winning building of Canada Water library with views of the dock in Rotherhithe or choose to go to The Blue Anchor library by the famous Blue Market in Bermondsey, you will find friendly and dedicated staff and a wide selection of activities for adults and children as well as a huge range of books from different genres including best sellers. For further details, visit Southwark council libraries website page.


Canada Water Library

Ground floor lobby

Culture Cafe, internet, book returns and quick choice selections

  • Monday 8am to 8pm
  • Tuesday 8am to 8pm
  • Wednesday 8am to 8pm
  • Thursday 8am to 8pm
  • Friday 8am to 8pm
  • Saturday 9am to 5pm
  • Sunday 10am to 4pm

Main library

  • Monday 9am to 8pm
  • Tuesday 9am to 8pm
  • Wednesday 9am to 8pm
  • Thursday 9am to 8pm
  • Friday 9am to 8pm
  • Saturday 9am to 5pm
  • Sunday 12noon to 4pm

21 Surrey Quays Road
London
SE16 7AR

How to get there

Tube: Canada Water, Surrey Quays
Train: South Bermondsey
Bus: 1, 47, 188, 199, 225, 381, C10, P12

  • disabled parking
  • lifts
  • toilets on ground floor and first floor, including disabled toilets and adult and baby change
  • access to Dolphin Supernova software (allows screen magnification and audio assistance for visually impaired)

The Blue Anchor Library


  • Monday 9am to 7pm
  • Tuesday 9am to 7pm
  • Wednesday closed
  • Thursday 9am to 7pm
  • Friday 10am to 6pm
  • Saturday 9am to 5pm
  • Sunday closed

Update 26/01/20

Market Place
Southwark Park Road
SE16 3UQ

How to get there

Bus: 1, P12, 381
Tube: Bermondsey

  • wheelchair access to the library
  • a disabled toilet
  • no dedicated disabled parking
  • access to Dolphin Supernova software (screen magnification and audio assistance for visually impaired)