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Custom House Library

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

Custom House Library
Prince Regent Lane
Custom House
E16 3JJ
Tel: 020 3373 0855

Opening hours

​Day of the week
Opening times
Monday ​9.30am - 5.30pm
Tuesday ​9.30am - 5.30pm
​Wednesday ​Closed
​Thursday ​1pm - 8pm
​Friday ​Closed
​Saturday ​9.30am - 5.30pm
​Sunday ​Closed
​Bank holidays Closed​

Reserve and renew library items


Library activities

Regular adult events

​Event Time/date​ Info​
​​Coffee morning ​Tuesday, 11am - 12.30pm ​A chance to find out what is happening in your local area and meet Newham Council officers and local stakeholders.
​Reading group
​Third Saturday of every month, 10 - 11am
​Share your favourite books, discover new writers and enjoy great reads in a relaxed environment.
​Safer Neighbourhood Team drop in ​Last Tuesday of every month, 11am - 12.30pm ​Come and speak to the Safer Neighbourhood Team about any concerns you may have relating to day-to-day crime and disorder issues.

Regular events for children and young people

​Event Time/date​ Info​
​The Story Painters Craft Club with Ingeenium ​Saturday, 2 - 3pm ​Get creative and let your imagination run wild at these free, fun, interactive sessions for children aged 5 to 12.
​Chess Club
Thursday, beginners session 5pm. Improvers session 6pm.
​Come and learn new skills or play a game with a friend. Ages 7 – 11 years. Term time only.
​Code club Saturday
Beginners 10am - 11am
Improvers 11am - 12pm
Course booking required. Scratch, python, cartoons, websites and lego. Bring your laptop if you have one.​
​Reading together Thursday, 2.30 - 3pm​ Read and share books with your child.​
​Storytelling ​​Mondays during term time, 10.30am - 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

  • Disabled access to the library

Check full accessibility details on the DisabledGo website



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Contact us

  • Custom House Library
    Prince Regent Lane
    Custom House
    E16 3JJ

    020 3373 0855

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