Southwark Libraries in SE16

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
  • 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)

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

Canada Water Library | Children: weekly and monthly activities

  • Bookstart session – every Monday, 10am to 11.30am, term time only (ages 0 to 6)
  • Board Games Club – every Monday, 4.30pm to 5.30pm, term time only (ages 6 and over)
  • Baby Rhyme Time – every Tuesday, 2pm to 2.30pm (ages 0 to 4)
  • Picture This, fun drawing club – alternate Tuesdays, 4pm to 5.30pm (ages 8 and over)
  • Colour Me Happy, family fun with colouring sheets – Fridays, 3.30pm to 4.30pm, term time only (ages 4 and over and parents / carers)
  • Baby and Toddler sessions – every Thursday, 11am to 11.45am (ages 0 to 4)
  • ChatterBooks – first Thursday of every month, 4pm to 5pm (ages 7 to 11)
  • Bookbusters, stories read aloud plus activities – every Saturday, 2pm to 3pm (ages 4 and over)

Last update / January 2019

Canada Water Library | Adults weekly and monthly activities

Last update / January 2019




The Blue Anchor Library


  • 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

  • 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)

Market Place
Southwark Park Road
SE16 3UQ

How to get there

Bus: 1, P12, 381
Tube: Bermondsey

The Blue Anchor Library | Children: weekly and monthly activities

  • Bookstart session – every Monday during term time, 10.15am to 11.45am (ages 0 to 4)
  • Knitting and Crotchet Club – every Monday, 5pm to 6.30pm (all ages)
  • ChatterBooks – first Tuesday of every month, 4pm to 5pm (ages 7 to 11)
  • Chess Club – every Tuesday apart from the first Tuesday of each month, 4pm to 5.30pm (ages 7 to 12)
  • Baby and Toddler Session – every Thursday, 10.30am to 11.30am (ages 0 to 4)
  • Baby Rhyme Time – every Friday, 10.30am to 11.30am (ages 0 to 4)
  • Family Stories – every Saturday, 10.30am to 11.30am
  • Homework Help – every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 4.30pm to 6.30pm (term time only)

Last update / January 2019

The Blue Anchor Library | Adults weekly and monthly activities

Last update / January 2019