Old Library Centre

West Norwood’s temporary library at 16 knights Hill SE27 0HY will be open again on Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons . (The opening hours were reduced over the summer due to activity programmes in the Old Library Centre for young people.)

From Monday 3rd September the library opening  hours are :

  • Monday 10am to 4pm
  • Tuesday closed
  • Wednesday 10am to 8pm
  • Thursday 10am to 1pm
  • Friday 10.30am to 12.30pm
  • Saturday 10am to 5pm
  • Sunday closed

Telephone 020 7926 8092



Filed under Community / voluntary, Leisure, West Norwood

2 responses to “Old Library Centre

  1. Jade

    It would be good if the library building itself was reachable.
    i have just tried to find out about the pilates classes i saw advertised there. the main library number- voicemail.
    took a bit of searching to find seperate the old library centre contact details. telephone number. no answer and no voicemail facility. Tried the email address- came back undeliverable. Appalling. How on earth are people supposed to access any services. classes, information at all if the centre can not be contacted !!?
    We talking basic things here. Please sort it out!!

    • See today’s edition of the Rathbone email newsletter from p.langhorne@rathbonesociety.org.uk

      “As part of Lambeth Council’s Cooperative Council programme, the running of the Old Library is being transferred to Rathbone.

      Who are Rathbone? Rathbone are a local charity. We are part of the West Norwood community. We have been based here since 1967. We deliver services to children, young people and adults. We also specialise in working with people who have learning disabilities and Autism. We run social care services, day projects and youth projects. We have over 45 years experience of running youth clubs in the West Norwood area.

      What will change? At first, not a lot. We want to try and make sure that the services people enjoy at the Old Library are not disrupted during the change over. Then, we want to get to know everyone and work with them to improve things. We will be working with the young people who use the youth clubs to involve them in making improvements. We will be working with other groups who use the building and local people to make the building a more useful community space. Over time we will be introducing new services such as training courses and volunteering.

      The building will continue to host the temporary library until it moves back across the road to it’s refurbished home in Nettlefold Hall.

      Further Information . Go to our website – http://www.rathbonesociety.org.uk

      We will be updating information here regularly and you can contact us or join the mailing list.

      We will post regular updates on the notice boards at the building.

      Information on new contact numbers and the new room booking system will be available from next week.”

      This started on

      Monday 23rd September 2013

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