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Brixton Library

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Brixton Library provides books and more available for loan, a reference and information service, free use of Wi-Fi and computers for internet, email and word-processing.

Facilities include:

- Digi Buddies- Do you need help surfing on the internet? Why not come along to one of our free friendly sessions! Click here for further information on the next event.

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

- A range of books in Bengali, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Somali and Spanish

-Books for Sale- lending books now on sale 50p or 3 for £1 and Reference books starting from £2

- Talking Books

-Reference Library- Encyclopedias, directories, maps, newspapers and magazines, government publications and books for study

-Reference and information service

- Large print, spoken word books, E- books and  books on prescription are available.

-Information leaflets

-Free Wi-Fi

-DVDs available to borrow

- Free Wi- Fi

-Study desks


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.


Regular groups (all free)


7pm - 8pm English conversation for all (term time only)


1pm - 2pm English conversation for all (term time only)

2pm - 4pm A group led by the Reader Organisation. You don't have to read anything in advance as everything is read aloud each week. Simply drop in, sit down and enjoy listening to a good story or poem; there's no pressure to talk, to read, or even to drink tea!

7pm - 8:30pm On the first Tuesday of the month there is also Brixton Library Reading Group.


7pm on the 3rd Thursday of the month "Chick-lit reading group"


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.

Brixton Oval, London, SW2 1JQ
020 7926 1056
Opening times:
Monday 1pm to 8pm; Tuesday 10am to 8pm; Wednesday 10am to 6pm; Thursday 10am to 8pm; Friday 10am to 6pm; Saturday 9am to 5pm; Sundays noon to 5pm; Bank Holidays Closed
Disabled access:
Ramp on the side entrance (on Rushcroft Road) and the library has a lift and disabled toilet.
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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