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Clapham Library

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Situated in the Mary Seacole Centre at the heart of the High Street, Lambeth's first self-service library offers books, DVDs, and language courses for loan, plus access to computers, free Wi-Fi, fully equipped meeting rooms and stunning performance space for hire.

Facilities include:

- Free use of computers for internet, e-mail and word processing

- A range of books in  French, Polish, Portuguese and Spanish

- CDs and DVDs available to borrow

- Reference and information service

- Rooms for hire


Lambeth Libraries host a wide variety of groups, meet-ups, classes and workshops run by and on behalf of the Lambeth community. Click here to view the events calendar.

Reading Group

The Reader Organisation run a reading group on Thursdays 10.30am - 12.30pm.

Groups are open to all, readers and non- readers alike. Come along and listen to stories and poems read aloud. It's an opportunity to read and talk together in a friendly, relaxing environment. Free refreshments provided!

Lambeth Online Library Resources

Lambeth Libraries have a range of online resources available to members and non-members. Click here for further information.


It is free to join Lambeth Libraries, and when you join you become a member of all of them!

Download an application form here or pick one up from your local library.

Library membership application forms are available in languages other than English. You can download them as PDFs here.

As a library member you can borrow up to a maximum of 15 items or books, including up to 6 audio-visual items (CDs, DVDs, talking books and language courses). Use of the library is free but some of our items are charged for, for example CDs and DVDs.

Mary Seacole Centre, 91 Clapham High Street, London, SW4 7DB
020 7926 0717
Opening times:
Monday 1pm to 8pm; Tuesday 10am to 6pm; Wednesday 10am to 8pm; Thursday 10am to 8pm; Friday 10am to 6pm; Saturday 9am to 5pm; Sundays 1pm to 5pm; Bank Holidays Closed
Disabled access:
Ramp leading to and from the front entrance. The library has 2 disabled toilets, a lift and an Audio induction loop in meeting rooms only.
The library is free to join. Use of the library is free but some of our items are charged for, for example CDs and DVDs.
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Clapham Common, Clapham North