Lambeth libraries just keep on giving

    Lambeth library staff continue to do a great job keeping us entertained and educated in the online world during the lockdown. For a full list of activities and online fun – quizzes, book groups, natters, chatters, podcasts and other online events for all ages – check the latest here.

    If you’re not a member of the Library you can join online. Once you’ve registered, just email with the UNREG number to complete your membership. Alternatively, call 020 7926 0750 or email.

    Make it a date

    Homework Monday to Friday 3.30pm to 4.30pm 

    Lambeth Library staff are there to support children and young people with their homework. If you have an enquiry with your homework, contact  Ask a Librarian.

    Poster Literary Lockdown promoting online library servicesQuiz Wednesdays 5pm to 6pm
    Lambeth Libraries book quiz to entertain and test your literary brain. Email for your invitation and password.


    Book at Breakfast – book chat

    Librarians read from a novel, a short story or poem. There is no need to read aloud or speak – it’s fine to just listen or to chat about books.

    Wednesdays 9.30am. Durning Library with Edwin. Contact Edwin at for  meeting ID.

    Thursdays 10.30am. Brixton Library with Andrew. Contact Andrew at for meeting ID.

    The Big Book Weekend

    The Big Book Weekend (8-11 May 2020) is a three-day virtual book festival that brings together the best of the cancelled British literary festivals, with a range of events ‘sponsored’ by the relevant festival, featuring the authors and other artists who would have appeared.

    VE Day Lambeth

    Over the Bank Holiday weekend, Lambeth Archives will be showcasing a series of historical images from its collections on Twitter, photographs that capture the lives of ordinary people in Lambeth in the lead-up to the celebrations of May 1945, and also commemorating the contribution of the servicemen from the West Indies, many of whom then went on to live in Lambeth after the war.

    Library on Instagram

    You can find Lambeth Libraries on Instagram! Check out some of the fantastic videos and pictures that are being posted there, why not share your favourites too.

    Free film streaming with Kanopy

    Get free access to thousands of movies with your library card. Simply register at Lambeth Kanopy and use all the letters and numbers on your library card with no spaces.

    Reading Books Online

    Reading Groups have gone online bringing people together to discuss a particular book. Don’t miss the weekly get-together’s. You can find more information about each of the groups and what they are discussing on your local library Facebook page or email All welcome.

    With your library card you can use the e-library for free, just go to 

    There are  thousands of eBooks, Audiobooks, Magazines and Comics to download and they’re all free. Get the RBDigital app on your phone, iPad or tablet, or access the website on a PC or laptop and start listening or reading straight away!

    You’ll find some amazing eBooks longlisted for some of the most prestigious book prizes available to download on RBDigital.