Brixton Tate Library

Brixton Library in the heart of Brixton, on Windrush Square is a beautiful Grade II listed building. 

A picture of Brixton Tate Library

On the ground floor there is the children’s library, adult fiction and a gallery room that can be hired for events. On the first floor there is a large non-fiction library, quiet study space and a reference library. The library is open 7 days a week.

Brixton Library is open; however, it is undergoing refurbishment. During this period, there will be occasional noise within the building, and we apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

The first stage of the works, which involved installing new toilets, including a dedicated toilet in the children’s library, is now complete. Work to install a new lift providing access to all floors, including new rooms for events and activities, and rooms for hire in our basement, is ongoing. Finally, we will be reconfiguring the children’s library to make it bigger and more secure.

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Brixton Oval
London SW2 1JQ
United Kingdom



The side entrance in Rushcroft Road has an automatic door and ramp for wheelchair access. Lift access available from ground floor and first floor.

For full access information please go to the AccessAble website.

Other information

Venue notes

Facilities and services include:

  • Books including spoken word audio and large print books, language courses, and books in community languages.
  • Library members also have access to a wide range of online materials including E Audio, E Books, magazines and online reference sources for adults and children. Many of these can be accessed from home.
  • Wi-Fi - Use your library card to connect to our free unlimited Wi-Fi
  • Computers - free use of adult and children’s computers, with the latest Microsoft Office software
  • Screen magnifier and screen reading software, plus Eye Pal Solo read aloud scanner for low vision and blind users.
  • Printing, including Wi-fi printing from your own device.
  • Photocopying –affordable black and white and colour photocopying.
  • Study Space 
  • Book-a-Librarian - when you need extra 121 help and support with daily tasks e.g., freedom pass or passport applications, job search etc, we offer one hour 121 appointments with a member of staff to assist you.
  • Room Hire – whether you want to hold a meeting for two or a special family birthday or other special occasion, we have just the space for you at competitive rates.
  • Adult Reading Group – our friendly and sociable group meets once a month to discuss the latest hot fiction titles. New members are always welcome to join. We supply the books.
  • Baby rhyme-time and under-fives storytelling sessions.
  • Weekly mixed ability chess club, for adults and children, including tournaments and fast play sessions.
  • Daily newspapers and periodicals, plus children’s magazines.
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Book Start packs gifting
  • Hygiene Bank-we accept donations of new and unused hygiene and personal care products that are redistributed to families and individuals living in hygiene poverty.

Room hire charges

 Hire of library space per hour (*community rate per hour)Rate during library opening hoursRate outside of library opening hours
Brixton Library: Phone 020 7926 1058
Brixton gallery£70£90
Brixton small meeting pod£10N/A
Brixton basement room£30N/A
Equipment hire charges for on-site room bookingsPer hire
Glasses25p per glass
Tea / coffee£3 per person

Brixton Tate Library is a Safe Haven space.

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Opening times

Venue opening times
Monday1pm - 8pm
Tuesday10am - 8pm
Wednesday10am - 6pm
Thursday10am - 8pm
Friday10am - 6pm
Saturday9am - 5pm
Sundaymidday - 5pm
Bank holidaysClosed


Caroline Graham
Job title:
Library Manager