Brixton Library is in the centre of Brixton, next to the Ritzy Cinema. It provides books and more for loan, a reference and information service, free use of Wi-Fi, computers for Internet, email and word-processing, and a computer training centre.
The Library also holds a small collection of books in Bengali, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.
We also have online resources and services for you to use.
The lending library
The lending library has a wide range of novels and factual books for all ages to borrow, including the latest bestsellers. It also has talking books for all ages, CDs, DVDs and books in large print.
The reference library
The reference library on the first floor has a large collection of encyclopedias, directories, maps, newspapers and magazines, government publications and books for study as well as a huge range of information on the Internet. Desks are available for private study.
Christmas 2013 opening hours
Tuesday 24 December - 10am - 5pm
Wednesday 25 December - closed, bank holiday
Thursday 26 December - closed, bank holiday
Friday 27 to Monday 30 December - open as usual
Tuesday 31 December - 10am - 5pm
Wednesday 1 January - closed, bank holiday
Thursday 2 January - open as usual
Brixton Library is open:
- Monday - 1 to 8pm
- Tuesday - 10am to 8pm
- Wednesday - 10am to 6pm
- Thursday - 10am to 8pm
- Friday - 10am to 6pm
- Saturday - 9am to 5pm
- Sunday - 12noon to 5pm
Find out about the books groups at Brixton Library.
How to find us
Tel: 020 7926 1056
Fax: 020 7926 1064
Location map for Brixton Library
Buses: 2, 3, 35, 37, 45, 59, 109, 118, 133, 159, 196, 250, 322, 333, 345, 355, 432, P4, P5
Access for people with disabilities
- Wheelchair access: ramp on the side entrance (on Rushcroft Road)
- Disabled toilet
- Induction Loop
- Registered assistance dogs welcome