Evening opening hours restored!

From 19 July evening opening hours were restored. You can find details of all the new hours on the Libraries webpages. Extra cleaning and social distancing is in place as the infection rate in Lambeth is still quite high and face covering is requested during visits.  The appointment system remains in operation, to control numbers in the building and keep staff and users safe, but it is easy to get an appointment so just call your local library when you want to visit. If you want to book a PC this can now be done online again, but you can also call or email your local branch to book an appointment.

From 16 August overdue and loan charges will be reintroduced and the loan period will revert to three weeks for books. Email notifications will be reinstated to let you know when an item needs to be returned or renewed or a requested book is ready for collection. Do check your library account to make sure we have the right email address for you. Please check before 16 August that your items are in date and return them to the library or renew them to avoid getting charges. Reservation charges will also be reintroduced from this date.

Summer Reading Challenge

August is the annual Summer Reading Challenge for children; the library reading scheme encourages children aged 4 to 12 years old to set themselves a reading challenge of six books over the summer. This prevents the summer ‘reading dip’ and motivates children to keep reading, to build their skills and confidence. Children must be a library member to take part but don’t worry if you haven't done it yet, you and the children can join here and it’s free. The Lambeth Library Service is offering a fantastic line up of other events and activities for you to do online during August too. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact  libraries@lambeth.gov.uk. Free online resources are still available for you to enjoy so happy reading / listening / watching / learning!