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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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.
​Councillors Surgery Custom House ​First, second and third  Saturdayof every month, 10am - 11am ​Drop in surgery to speak with one of your local councillors (Councillor  Pat Holland, Councillor Rokhsana Fiaz and Councillor  Conor McAuley).
​Do it Online ​Thursdays 1.15pm - 2.15pm ​A basic introduction to using a computer.
​Reading group
​Third Saturday of every month, 11am
April's meeting ise cancelled due to the Easter Break. The reading group will resume on 20 May.
​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.
​WorkPlace drop in Every two weeks Tuesday 2 - 5pm​ ​Advice and support to Newham residents seeking employment including training and work experience

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
​Beginners 5.00pm
Improvers 6.00pm
​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. Bring your laptop if you have one.​
Games club
​Tuesdays during term time, 3.30 - 5.30pm ​Sony PS4 board games and many more free fun activities for children and young people aged 7 to 16.
​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




​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
Daisy Parsons
​Elizabeth Fry
​David Sheppard
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.


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


Keir Hardie room


Daisy Parsons room

Elizabeth Fry room

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Contact us

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

    020 3373 0855

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