Streatham Tate Library is located in a beautiful listed building defined by its iconic clock tower. It is situated at the central point of the longest high road in Europe

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63 Streatham High Road
Streatham
London
SW16 1PN

Opening times

Day Opening times
Monday 1pm to 8pm
Tuesday 10am to 8pm
Wednesday 10am to 8pm
Thursday 10am to 6pm
Friday 10am to 6pm
Saturday 9am to 5pm
Sundays 12pm to 5pm
Bank Holidays Closed

Christmas and New Year opening times

Day Opening times
Tuesday 24 December 10am - 1pm
Wednesday 25 December closed
Thursday 26 December closed / Bank Holiday
Friday 27 December usual hours
Saturday 28 December usual hours
Sunday 29 December usual hours
Monday 30 December usual hours
Tuesday 31 December 10am - 5pm
Wednesday 1 January closed / Bank Holiday
Thursday 2 January usual hours

Facilities and services

FacilityFacility notes
DVDs
Foreign language books

Arabic, Bengali, French, Polish, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Turkish and Urdu.

Free use of computers

For internet, email and word-processing

Free Wi-Fi
Reference and information service

Access for people with disabilities

FacilityFacility notes
Large print keyboard
Screen magnifiers and screen readersSupernova and Thunder
Various formatsLarge print, spoken word books, books on prescription
Disabled toilet
Wheelchair accessThe side entrance in Pinfold Road has an automatic door and ramp for wheelchair access

More information

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For full access information, please see the AccessAble website.

  • Entrance via Pinfold Road, which provides full accessibility to all areas.
  • Facilities include books, computers self-service machines and 3D Printer.
  • A welcoming space to sit, work or read in an attractive reading room with original features, plus a library garden to the rear.
  • Read-aloud and magnification technology to help people who are blind, dyslexic or visually impaired to have better access to the resources on offer.
  • Community meeting rooms and hot desk space for local business people.

The Mark Bennett Streatham Centre

A cultural and community centre available for hire, that hosts a range of community activities including classes, clubs, exhibitions , meetings, music, children’s parties and plays.

Room hire charges

Room Community use during opening hours Community use out of opening hours Non Community use during opening hours Non Community use out of opening hours
Hall £30 per hour £160 day £40 per hour £50 per hour £350 per day £60 per hour
Meeting room 1 (10 to 12 people) £15 per hour £80 day £20 per hour £30 per hour £200 per day £40 per hour
Meeting room 2 (10 to 12 people) £15 per hour £80 day £20 per hour £30 per hour £200 per day £40 per hour
Meeting room 3/business suite hot desk £15 per hour £80 day £20 per hour £30 per hour £200 day | £40 per hour
Accessible Britain Challenge