Local libraries may offer more than you expect. As well as books and magazines, libraries lend music, DVDs and computer games. Some have coffee shops and all offer free internet access. We need to use them or we will lose them.

Libraries

Shoreditch Library

80 Hoxton St, London N1 6LP, UK – 020 8356 4350

LMAO i litterally got robbed there. i left my bag for just a minute

Nice large library.

Canada Water Library

21 Surrey Quays Rd, London SE16 7AR, UK – 020 7525 2000

A wonderful space and a great selection of books, particularly for children. We often visit with our young children. Staff very friendly and knowledgeable, helping with placing reservations on books as well as booking computers. Quiet and spacious. I have used the computers with my library card and there is always one available even at busy times, and computers are well maintained and connection is ok for browsing the internet and emails. Great views of the pond so one can sit on the sofa with a book and relax. The second floor is always always full and there are often people leaving their jackets on a chair and not being there but I hardly use that space so I am not too affected by such lac of manners. Perhaps there ought to be a better monitoring service of that space.

The building is lovely, but the noise is terrible. Kids are noisy but the worse are the teens at the "Quite Study Area's that laugh and have loud conversations while others are trying to concentrate - not to mention that they stop when asked to do so, are very mean and disrespectful people to be t a library. Security should be around more often - I'm sure management is aware of this teen's issue

Blue Anchor Library

Market Place, Southwark Park Rd, London SE16 3UQ, UK – 020 7525 2000

Staff are so incredibly helpful, especially one particular black gentleman who has been working at the library for about 13 years. The man has been so polite from his first day till today when i saw him again. Always greeting people as they come or leave through the doors.

It's like sitting in a coffeehouse, people can talk there and no one feel uncomfortable. I think this what they like, and it's not nope everyday, means it's only for the local people. I like this type of library as feel like home, no one need to be a gentleman.