Dulwich Library

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Dulwich Library
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]


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.


  • 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


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]


  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.  External link in |newspaper= (help)
  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