Library services

Library books and fees

  • Everyone can borrow up to 12 books/talking books for up to three weeks – with the option to renew for a further three weeks
  • A reservation costs 50p
  • Overdue books cost 20p per day for adults and young adults (ages 14-59) and 10p per day for seniors (ages 60+)
  • Charges are payable at: Lewisham, Downham and Deptord Libraries only

Library cards


If you don’t already have a Lewisham library card then pick up a form in the library or click the button for a printable copy.  Bring your completed form to us with a proof of ID and of your address (ie. official document, recent bill, plus driver’s license, or passport) and we will make your card while you wait.

Libraries Online


Click here to go to the online portal for Lewisham Libraries – there you can log in using your library card number and Pin (hint: your pin is normally your year of birth).  You can view your account, search the catalogue, renew and reserve books, as well as accessing other library services.



Use this link to borrow from Lewisham’s incredible e-library. Browse their extensive catalogue of over 6000 e-books and audiobooks, read extracts and reviews, reserve or borrow whatever you like and either download them to use on your e-reader/mp3 player or read/listen online.  Sign in as before.


Printing/Photocopying/Scanning & Laminating:

  • 10p – Black+White A4
  • 50p – Colour A4
  • 15p – Black+White A3
  • £1 – Colour A3
  • 75p – Laminating A4


Second-hand Bookshop:

We have a beautiful boutique second-hand bookshop, stocked with books supplied by the community, located in our Foyer.  Our prices start from:

  • From 50p – Paperbacks
  • From £1 – Hardbacks