Waterloo Library

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

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The rate of infection in Lambeth remains high so from 19 July we are keeping certain precautions in place to keep you, other library users and staff safe.

When using our services, please follow our Covid-19 guidance for visitors to council buildings, continue to wear a face mask and make an appointment.

This will help in keeping our community safe.

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  • 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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For full access information, please see the AccessAble website.

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1 Kennington Road



Facility  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

Other information

Venue notes
Facility Notes
Foreign language books Bengali
Free use of computers  
Free Wi-Fi For internet, email and word-processing
Reference and information service  

Recycling and Re-use

Item Recycle Re-use Repair Borrow/Hire

Opening times

Venue opening times
Day Opening times
Monday 10.30am to 12.30pm and 1pm to 4pm
Tuesday 10.30am to 12.30pm and 1pm to 4pm

10.30am to 12.30pm and 1pm to 4pm

Thursday 10.30am to 12.30pm and 1pm to 4pm
Friday 10.30am to 12.30pm and 1pm to 4pm
Saturday Closed
Sundays Closed
Bank Holidays Closed


Zoey Dixon
Job title:
Community Hub Library Manager: Carnegie, Minet, Upper Norwood and Waterloo Libraries Development Librarian: Information, Digital and Channel Shift