Adults' library services
Lambeth libraries offer a variety of services for adults.
Come along to meet fellow book lovers, discuss a good book and join the fun.
Each month we provide you with a copy of one of the books from our list, at the next meeting you can come along and share your views. Do you love it, hate it, or would you recommend it to a friend?
We run twelve book groups and each has a unique identity. All the book groups are free to join, and if you are a member you will be able to borrow the book being read by your group.
Older Persons' library service
If you are over 50 (and beyond), just have a look at what our libraries have to offer. There are many events and activities available all over the borough.
Books on Prescription
Lambeth Libraries operate the National Books on Prescription scheme aimed at adults.
The scheme recommends a range of self-help books that have been chosen by health professionals and library staff. The titles aim to help people with common mental health problems and other issues that affect health and happiness.
Simply hand in your prescription at your nearest Lambeth Library and we will get the book for you. Alternatively, you can pick up a book without a prescription if you prefer.
Library staff can also help you chose an appropriate title. Please note that anything that you discuss will be held in the strictest confidence.
Read more information about the scheme or download the booklist.
Outside Story - Library services for Homeless people
Outside Story is a project to improve access to reading, learning and information services for homeless and vulnerably housed people in London.
The project aims to ensure that library services are available for homeless people in a way that is appropriate and meets the needs of service users, particularly those in priority need including young people who suffer particular disadvantage.
To find out more visit the website at www.outsidestory.org.uk.
Lambeth libraries have recently invested in great new short story sections - if you like short stories visit your local library to see the difference.
City of Shared Stories
A City of Shared Stories is an exciting new project from Spread the Word, encouraging everyone to share creative writing across the capital. Has someone written about the area where you live?
Use this website to find creative writing about places you know.
Fiction in translation
It may be true that only 3% of books published in the UK are translated from languages other than English, but 3% of a lot is, well, still quite a lot.
Booktrust, which runs the Booktrust translated fiction website, is committed to encouraging people of all ages and cultures to discover and enjoy reading. We are proud to be able to expand our work into the world of translated fiction and believe we are well placed to celebrate and broaden readers’ awareness of these amazing novels. Visit the website and have a look at what's available.