John Harvard Library (Southwark)

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What is on offer:

  • Southwark Archives – Located at the back of John Harvard Library. Please note their opening hours are different from that of the library
  • Browsing the library – Come into the library to browse books and other items you would like to borrow.
  • Ordering books, DVDs and CDs – Search the catalogue and place reservations for collection.
  • Public PCs and wifi – You’ll need your library card number to use a PC or the wifi.
  • Study spaces
  • Meeting room for hire
  • Events – Some Southwark Library events are taking place online while others are happening in-person in outside spaces. See What’s On in the online listings or ask in the library.
  • eLibrary – Your library card gives you access to a wide range of online services including film streaming, eBooks and eAudiobooks, eMagazines and eNewspapers and a wide range of eResources for topics from family history to citizenship and driving theory tests.
  • Home Library Service – If you’re unable to access the library the Home Library Service may be able to assist you. 

Contact Details


John Harvard Library, 211 Borough High Street, London SE1 1JA

Other Info

Opening times:
Mon - Fri 9am - 7pm, Sat 9am - 5pmv

Most services free.

Disabled Access:
Wheelchair access and disabled toilet.

Tube: Borough or London Bridge. Buses: 21, 35, 40, 133, 343.

Other information:
Run by Southwark Council.

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