Waterloo Library is situated in The Oasis Centre, opposite Lambeth North tube station, in a building shared with the Oasis Hub Coffee House.

Waterloo Library is currently operating with reduced opening hours due to staff shortages as a result of coronavirus.

  • A self-service library, with Lambeth librarians on site every day for up to two hours to help users, join members and answers enquiries (please check the staffed hours before visiting, as these are subject to change)
  • Regular reading groups and children's storytimes sessions.

The relocated Waterloo library will continue to provide a wide range of books for adults, children and teens, DVDs, eBooks and digital magazines and have access to computers and Wi-Fi, study space, and scanning and printing facilities.

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1 Kennington Road

Opening times

Day Opening times Staffed hours
Monday Closed
Tuesday 11-3 a librarian is present from 12.30 to 3pm
Wednesday 1pm to 5pm a librarian is present from 1 to 5pm
Thursday Closed
Friday 10am to 12 a librarian is present from 10am to 12
Saturday 10am to 12
Sundays Closed
Bank Holidays Closed

Facilities and services

FacilityFacility notes
Foreign language books


Free use of computers

for internet, email and word-processing

Free Wi-Fi
Reference and information service

Access for people with disabilities

FacilityFacility notes
Large print keyboard
Screen magnifiers and screen readers
Supernova, Lightning Express and Thunder
Various formats
Large print, spoken word books, books on prescription
Disabled toilet
Wheelchair access
Lift to the 1st floor

Recycling and re-use

ItemRecycleRe-useRepairBorrow / Hire

More information

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