It offers books, DVDs and CDs for loan, a reference and information service, and free use of computers for internet, email and word-processing. The Library also holds a small collection of books in French.Take a look at our London trip planner to schedule your visit to Carnegie Library and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
Carnegie Library Reviews
This beautiful library is coming back to life now that librarians are back in charge, though at present they can't cover the 1-2pm lunchtime. Plenty of books for all ages + DVDs, newspapers, new... more »
I used to go to this wonderful Victorian library when I was a child, but I believe it is still closed to the public as Lambeth Council's excuse of funding being slashed completely or 'more people... more »
The library would be fine if the parents who live in the area didn't think it was acceptable to allow their children to run around and shout as they conduct conversations shouting across the room at each other. The staff have no interest in doing anything about. Really terrible.
Dumbed down version of a library but still worth visiting. Pity that Lambeth councillors voted to waste scarce resources on digging out the basement at a cost of £1.2m (no doubt the cost increased from this contract sum), would have been better to spend it on running a library rather than their own vain projects. Um, after writing this a few weeks ago I am updating it as I went back to the library to read a newspaper and the member of staff there (not a security guard) looked at me as if I was crazy and asked me if the library ever used to have newspapers!! Perhaps not so worth visiting after all.
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