Tate South Lambeth Library

Tate South Lambeth Library is located in South Lambeth in the heart of Lambeth’s Portuguese community, a short distance from Stockwell, Vauxhall and Nine Elms.

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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 for 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 per hour

Hire of library space per hour (* community rate per hour) Rate during library opening hours Rate outside of library opening hours

Tate South Lambeth Library: Phone 020 7926 0710


Tate South Lambeth Library N/A £50 (*£40)
Equipment  hire charges for on-site room bookings Per hire
Stage £30.00
Glasses 25p per glass
Tea / coffee £3 per person



180 South Lambeth Road
London SW8 1QP
United Kingdom



  • The entrance to the library has a small ramp.
  • There is a hearing assistance system at the enquiry desk and staff are trained to use the system.

For full access information, please go to the AccessAble website.

Opening times

Venue opening times
DayOpening times
Monday1pm - 6pm
Wednesday10am - 6pm
Thursday10am - 8pm
Friday10am - 6pm
Saturday9am - 5pm
Bank HolidaysClosed


Pauline Edole
Job title:
Library Manager

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