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  1. Programs
  2. History
  3. Bus and Parking
  4. Meeting Space
  5. At the Library


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All Programs  

Drop In  


Just for Fun

Book Clubs

Computer and Technology



Teens or Tweens





Note: The programs listed are only the ones offered at this Branch (which is open to all).  We have a variety of programs offered at each of our 16 branches which are also open to everyone.
We offer yearly drop-in crafts programs, March Break events, Summer Reading programs, and preschool storytimes.


lambeth branch library

Lambeth Branch Library was assumed by the London Public Library Board in the 1993 annexation.

Public library history in Lambeth dates from 1924 when a small group of people formed a library association.

In 1931 a library was built on Talbot road which served the community until the new library was built and opened in 1991.

The present library is part of a community centre/arena complex.

The Westminster Historical Society maintains a room in the library for their local history material.

Our collection is varied and includes adult and children’s books, DVDs, videos, compact discs, audio cassettes, large print books, and literacy kits.

Historical Facts about Lambeth Branch

1924 The Lambeth Library Association is formed.

1931 The Lambeth Library opens on Talbot Road.

1991 A new building is erected for the Lambeth Library.

January 1, 1993 With annexation, the Library acquires its fourteenth and fifteenth branch libraries - Glanworth and Lambeth.

January 29, 2011 An open house is held at the Lambeth Branch Library to celebrate recent renovations.


Click HERE for a complete chronological history of London Public Library.

Lambeth Branch Profile (PDF)




We have a large parking lot beside the Library.


Bus Route

You can get to us by London Transit Commission (LTC) Route 28 Westmount Mall–Lambeth and Route 12 Downtown–Wharn. & Wonderland which stop within 700 metres of the branch.

Go to LTC Routes to select a route, direction and stop and you will be given the next three arrival times and destination for that stop based on live data. Each stop location in the drop-down list is followed by its corresponding bus stop ID number.

Meeting Space

View all Library Spaces at London Public Library:  Meeting Rooms, Study and Music Practice Rooms and Wolf Performance Hall.

For more information and to rent or reserve a meeting room, contact Meetings and Events Services staff at (519)-661-5120 or

At the Library

Lambeth Branch Library Collection

Adult / General



Note: The materials linked in this section are those materials currently located at this Branch.  We are happy to deliver materials from any London Public Library location to your requested library location.  This service is free and quite efficient.

Please also see the following sections for our collections from across the library system: New Items, Life, Research, Staff Picks, Kids, and Teens.

Each location has a materials return chute that is open when the library is closed except Cherryhill and Sherwood (chutes available during mall hours).

Library Services

In addition to lending, reference, reader's advisory and community referral services, we offer computer workstations with access to the Internet as well as software and electronic resources.

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Each location has a materials return chute that is open when the library is closed except Cherryhill and Sherwood (chutes available during mall hours).