Streatham Library

Streatham Library, located at 63 High Road, Streatham, is a purpose-built Grade 11 listed building that is best known for its iconic clock tower. One of the three libraries in the Borough, which was built by Henry Tate, users have a welcoming space to sit, work or read in an attractive reading room with original features plus a library garden to the rear. 

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The main entrance is to the side in Pinfold Road, there is an automatic door and ramp for wheelchair access.

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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 28 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 per hour

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

Streatham Library: Phone 020 7926 6768

Streatham Library Hall £50 or £350 a day (*£30 or £160 a day) £60 (*£40)
Streatham Library Rooms 1, 2, 3 £30 or £200 a day (*£15 or £80 a day) £40 (*£20)
Equipment hire charges for on-site room bookings Per hire
Stage £30.00
Glasses 25p per glass
Tea / coffee £3 per person



63 Streatham High Road
SW16 1PN



Facility Facility notes

Large print keyboard


Screen magnifier and screen reader

Supernova, Thunder

Various formats

Large print, spoken word books, books on prescription

Disabled toilet


Wheelchair access

The side entrance in Pinfold Road has an automatic door and ramp for wheelchair access

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

Opening times

Venue opening times
Day Opening times
Monday 1pm - 8pm
Tuesday 10am - 8pm
Wednesday 10am - 8pm
Thursday 10am - 6pm
Friday 10am - 6pm
Saturday 9am - 5pm
Sundays Closed
Bank Holidays Closed


Vincia Bennett
Job title:
Library Manager