Newham

Canning Town Library

On this page, you can find information about Canning Town Library including facilities, disabled access and opening hours. ​​
Man at a library reception desk serving a customer

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​
​Afternoon tea Wednesday, 4 - 6pm​ ​Meet new people and get involved in your community.
​Chess club Wednesday, 6 - 7pm​ 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.
​Do it online ​Monday, 1 - 2.30pm
​ICT surgery Friday, 2 - 4pm​ Tips and advice on common computer problems.​
​Knit and natter ​Friday, 10.45 - 12 noon ​Craft group for men and women of all ages and abilities.
​Safer Neighbourhood Team drop in ​Last Thursday of every month, 10am - 12 noon ​Come and speak to the Safer Neighbourhood Team about any concerns you may have relating to day-to-day crime and disorder issues.
​Workplace drop-in First Monday of the month and every fortnight, 2 - 5pm (14 Nov, 28 Nov, 12 Dec, 19 Dec 2016) ​Information, advice and guidance on getting work, how to register for Workplace and the current training available.
​First Thursday of the month, 2.30 - 4pm

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.
​Computer games ​Thursdays during term time, 4 - 6pm ​Sony PS3, Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii, board games and many more free fun activities for children and young people aged 7 to 16.
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.
​Storytelling ​Tuesday, 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


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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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