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 ​10.30am - 8pm
Tuesday ​10.30am - 8pm
​Wednesday ​10.30am - 8pm
​Thursday ​10.30am - 8pm
​Friday 10.30am - 8pm
​Saturday 10.30am - 8pm
​Sunday ​Closed
​Bank holidays Closed

Reserve and renew library items


Library activities

Regular adult events

​Event Time/date​ Info​
​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 - 3.30pm
Free beginners class in becoming computer confident and  literate. Enrol for six week courses. Enquire at Beckton Globe.
​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 60’s.
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.
​​Forever young Wednesday, 11am - 1pm ​​Social club for people over 50. Enjoy music, gentle exercises, get computer help and socialise over a cup of tea. Free.
​Knit and natter Wednesday, 10.30am - 12 noon ​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 disscuss 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. £3 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.
​Tai Chi ​Friday, 5 - 6pm
​​Low impact class combining deep breathing and relaxation with slow and gentle movement to improve muscle strength. Free class.
Monday, 6 - 7pm Build strength and tone muscles, reduce body pain, stiffness and fatigue.

Regular events for children and young people

​Event ​Time/date Info​
Wednesday, 4-5pm (term time only)
​Come and try  new books, meet new people and have some fun.
Chess club Tuesday, 3.45 - 5.15pm Free club for all abilities.​
​Code club ​Starting Saturday 7 October, 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.
​Homework club ​Friday, 4 - 5.30pm ​Free study support during school term time for young people 7 to 12 years old.
Martial arts Monday, 5.45 - 6.45pm
Tuesday, 6.45 - 7.45pm
Thursday, 4.45 - 5.45pm​
​Get active, get moving and gain self-confidence. For children aged 6 to 12 years. £2 per class.
​Storytelling Tuesday, 10.30 - 11.30am
Story and rhyme time session for children up to five years old.
Toy library Tuesday, 11am - 12 midday
​Introducing toddlers under five to borrowing toys.
For information about special events check out our free What's on in Newham app.

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 website



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  • Beckton Library
    1 Kingsford Way
    E6 5JQ

    020 3373 0853

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