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Beckton Library

On this page, you can find information about Beckton Library including facilities, disabled access and opening hours.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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Find Beckton Library

1 Kingsford Way
E6 5JQ
Tel: 020 3373 0853

Opening hours

​Day of the week
Opening times
Monday ​10am - 8pm
Tuesday ​10am - 8pm
​Wednesday ​10am - 8pm
​Thursday ​10am - 8pm
​Friday 10am - 8pm
​Saturday 10.30am - 8pm
​Sunday ​Closed
​Bank holidays Closed

Reserve and renew library items


Library activities

Regular adult events

​​Event Time/date​ Info​
​Art group for stroke survivors Monday, 12 midday - 2pm​ Free club run by stroke association volunteers.​
​Bingo Monday, 1-2pm ​​Starts from 6 January 2020. Free. For over 55s.
​Coffee morning ​Tuesday, 11.30am - 1pm ​​A chance to find out what is happening in your local area and meet Newham Council officers and local stakeholders.
​Do it online ​Friday, 2.30 - 3.30pm ​Free beginners class in becoming computer confident and  literate. Enquire at Beckton Globe.
​Docklands Drop in Group ​Wednesday, 1-3pm ​Starts from 18 December 2019. Free. For over 55s.
​Dominos ​Monday, 2-4.30pm ​​Starts from 6 January 2020. Free. For over 55s.​​
​Dominos ​​Saturday, 2.30-7pm​ ​Love a great game of dominos? Come and learn or improve your playing for free with Beckton Community Dominos. Open for those from 12 to over 60s.​
​English class: Life in the UK B1 and B2 ESOL classes ​Tuesday, 10am  - 12 midday ​​​English and citizenship classes for speakers of other languages aged 16 or over. You must complete an entry form before starting the course. Speak to library staff for more information.
​Fit Club ​Wednesday, 1-3pm ​Starts from 8 January 2020. Free. For adults. 
​Forever young ​Wednesday, 11am - 1pm​ ​Social club for people over 55. Enjoy music, gentle exercises and socialise over a cup of tea. Free.
​Get Connected Online Thursday, 1.30 - 2.30pm ​Local residents are required to bring their own tablets/devises and use the library WiFi to access 'the Learn my website'. Free drop in sessions.
​Knit and natter ​Monday, 11am - 12.30pm ​​​Craft group for men and women of all ages and abilities.
​​Inclusive yoga ​Thursday, 11am - 12.30pm ​Yoga in chairs or on floor mats to help your mental and physical wellbeing. Suitable and open to all including people with sensory or support needs. Mats and blocks provided, but wear comfortable stretchy clothing. Arrive early to discuss your needs with the tutor. Age from 16 – over 60’s
​Martial arts ​Thursday, 6 - 7pm ​​Martial arts for adults. Booking required, enquire in Beckton Globe. £5 per class.
​Pilates ​​Tuesday, 6.30pm ​​Low impact gentle stretching, balance exercises and good for core strength. No booking required but advised to bring your own mat. Open to all adults, everyone welcome to come and try a session. Free and upstairs in Beckton Globe library.
​Salsa dance exercise ​Monday, 3.15-4.45pm ​​Starts from 6 January 2020. Free. For over 55s.
​Salsa exercise class ​Thursday, 6 - 7.30pm ​​Boost your energy levels and fitness with this fun exercise class led by experienced tutors from Pam's People. Free. No booking required. Age 16 plus.
Tai Chi Exercise ​Friday, 10.30-11.30am ​​Starts from 10 January 2020. Free. For over 55s.
​Tai Chi Sword Exercise ​Wednesday, 10am-12pm ​Starts from 8 January 2020. Free. For over 55s.
​Yoga Monday, 6 - 7.30pm​ ​Build strength and tone muscles, reduce body pain, stiffness and fatigue.

Regular events for children and young people

​Event ​Time/date Info​
​Ballet club ​Friday, 4.00 - 5.00pm ​For boys and girls to enjoy learning basic beginner ballet dance positions and poses. Each session is £2.00.
Chess club Wednesday, 4.45 - 6.15pm (term time only) Chess pieces and sets available to all from 4.45pm to play games. Chess teacher. ​​Free club for all abilities.​
​Code club ​Saturday, 1.30pm (term time only) ​Free club for children aged 8-13 years old to learn how to code computers using fun learning activities. Registration required by parents in the first lesson.
​Lego club ​Friday, 4.15 - 5.15pm ​​All families welcome to come and build and create. Age 5 plus.
Martial arts Monday, 6.45 - 7.45pm
Tuesday, 6.45 - 7.45pm
Thursday, 4.45 - 5.45pm​
​Get active, get moving and gain self-confidence. For children aged 7 to 12 years. £2 per class.

Website: Sifu David Singh 


​Rangers Friday, 5 - 7pm​
(term time only and every two weeks)
Girl guides and Rangers for young women aged 11 - 18years. Please contact​ for joining instructions.
​Saturday Film club Saturday,
3.30 - 5pm​
Film club for all the family.​
​Storytelling Tuesday, 10.30 - 11.30am
Story and rhyme time session for children up to five years old.
For information about special events check out our free What's on in Newham app.

Social walks

Our popular social walks are now longer and held on a monthly basis. The next walk will be in the Shoreditch/Brick Lane mural art area on Friday 20 March 2020 at 10.15 am, meeting at Upton Park station, travelling to Aldgate East.  The walk will finish at 12.30pm. 

Saturday social walks

The saturday walking group meets at Beckton Globe Library and goes for a local walk. All ages are welcome and children need to be accompanied by a responsible adult. Meet inside the library at 10.45am, return at 12.45pm for light refreshments and a chat until 1.00pm. 

Saturday dates: 
  • Saturday 21 March 2020
  • Saturday 25 April 2020 



Access for disabled people

  • Disabled toilet
  • Lift to the first floor
  • Two accessible computers on the ground floor
  • Induction loop at the counter

Check full accessibility details on the DisabledGo





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  • Beckton Library
    1 Kingsford Way
    E6 5JQ

    020 3373 0853

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