Dulwich Library

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Dulwich Library
Dulwichlibraryfront.jpg
2004, Library frontage
Country England
Type Public
Location 368 Lordship Lane
Access and use
Population served 22,000 visitors a month
Website Official website

Dulwich Library opened on 24 November 1897.[1] It is an example of a Passmore Edwards library [2] and is located at No. 368 Lordship Lane in Dulwich, southeast London, England.

The Library is managed by Southwark Council.

Location map for East Dulwich Library.

Library facilities[edit]

Layout[edit]

The ground floor houses the main library collection and a managed children's library area. The first floor houses the reference library, study area (equipped with PCs for internet access) and events hall.

Services[edit]

  • Free Wi-Fi and PC internet access
  • Photocopying facilities
  • A comprehensive collection of music CDs, including the largest collection of classical CDs in Southwark, as well as the borough's collection of music scores

History[edit]

The library was opened on 24 November 1897 after the site was donated by Dulwich College. The library opened with a stock of 10,152 books.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Dulwich Public Library". The Times. 26 November 1897. p. 3. The first library in the parish [Camberwell] was opened in 1890, and there are now, including the Dulwich Library, which was opened on Wednesday afternoon, a central and four branch libraries. 
  2. ^ http://www.passmoreedwards.org.uk/pages/Libraries/Dulwich.htm

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 51°26′56″N 0°04′29″W / 51.4489°N 0.0746°W / 51.4489; -0.0746