Newham

Custom House and Canning Town Community Neighbourhood Centre and Library

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

Find Canning Town Library

The old Canning Town Library closed on 2 September 2017.

It has reopened as part of the new Custom House and Canning Town Community Neighbourhood Centre and Library. 
Canning Town Community Neighbourhood Centre and Library
18 Rathbone Market
Barking Road
Canning Town
London
E16 1EH
Tel: 020 3373 0854
 
 

Opening hours

​Day of the week
Opening times
Monday ​8am - 8pm
Tuesday 8am - 8pm
​Wednesday 8am - 8pm
​Thursday 8am - 8pm
​Friday 8am - 8pm
​Saturday 9.30am - 8pm
​Sunday ​Closed
​Bank holidays Closed​
 
 

Reserve and renew library items

 

Library activities

Regular adult events

​Event Time/date​ Info​
Book club Last Tuesday of the month 3.30 - 4.30pm Share your love of reading, review and discuss the book of the month. Refreshments provided.
​​Capoeira ​Monday, 4 - 5pm​ ​Brazilian martial arts and dance with music​
​Chess club Wednesday, 5.30 - 7.30pm​ All abilities welcome.​
​Coffee morning ​Thursday, 10.45am - 12 noon ​A chance to find out what is happening in your local area and meet Newham Council officers and local stakeholders.
​Creative writing Thursday, 6.30 - 7.30pm​ Do you enjoy writing? Fancy trying your hand at different genres or need help to get your creative juices flowing​.
​Do it online ​Monday, 1 - 2.30pm and Wednesday 1 - 2.30pm Interested in improving your computer skills? Come along and join our six week course. Booking required.​
​Knit and natter ​Friday, 10.45 - 12 noon ​Craft group for men and women of all ages and abilities.

Regular events for children and young people

​Event Time/date​ Info​
​Arts and crafts workshop ​Saturday, 2 - 3pm ​Get creative and let your imagination run wild at these free, fun, interactive sessions for children aged 5 to 12.
​Chatterbooks Saturday 3 - 4pm​ Talk about the book you have read and take part in games, quizzes and other fun activities 7 to 11 years old.​
​Chat, stay and play Monday, 10.45 - 11.30am​ Parents, carers and toddlers are invited to join in singing, dancing, movement games and to chat about day to day life with a toddler.​
Games Club​ Thursdays, 4 - 6pm
For children aged 5 to 12 years old.
​Homework club ​Friday, 3.30 - 5.30pm ​Free study support at our libraries during school term time for children aged 5 to 12 years old.
Healthier and happier babies and toddlers​ First Wednesday of the month, 1 - 2.15pm​ Parents and carers and young children session. Hosted by health visitor offering advice about looking after babies and toddlers.​
​Storytelling ​Tuesday, 9.45 - 10.30am and 10.45 - 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.
 

Access for disabled people

  • Accessible computers on the ground floor
  • Induction loop at the counter

Check full accessibility details on the DisabledGo website


 
 

Facilities

 
 

​Hire a space in this library

Block bookings

You can receive a 10% discount for bookings of eight or more consecutive weeks. Email us your request with details of your preferred days/times.

Room capacity

Room layout​ ​Keir Hardie
room
Daisy Parsons
​room
​Elizabeth Fry
room
​David Sheppard
room
Boardroom​ 12 ​40 20 30
​​Classroom N/A ​50 ​30 ​40
​Cabaret ​N/A ​50 ​30 ​40
​Theatre ​N/A ​60 ​40 ​50
​Standing ​N/A ​90 ​57 ​60
​Seated ​12 ​90 ​57 ​60

Resources available

Smart board, flipchart, free Wi-Fi access.

Parking

There is one space available for loading and unloading only; entrance to car park is via Mary Street, off Barking Road.

Photos

Keir Hardie room

 
 

Daisy Parsons room




Elizabeth Fry room





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Contact us

  • Custom House and Canning Town Community Neighbourhood Centre and Library
    18 Rathbone Market
    Barking Road
    Canning Town
    London
    E16 1EH

    020 3373 0854

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