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Essential maintenance this weekend to our Housing Management System and planned website maintenance work
Housing Rent Account Balances and some Online Customer Forms will be unavailable via My Newham  from Friday 20 September at 5pm until Monday 23 September 2019. Customers can still make payments, but online account balances will not be updated until Monday 23 September 2019. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.​

Also, the Newham website will be unavailable while we make some changes on Saturday 21 September between 10am and 6pm. You will not be able to report problems or apply for services during this time. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.​

Stratford Library

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

Find Stratford Library

Stratford Library
3 The Grove
E15 1EL
Tel: 020 3373 0826

Opening hours

​Day of the week
Opening times
Monday ​9am - 8pm
Tuesday ​9am - 8pm
​Wednesday ​9am - 8pm
​Thursday ​9am - 8pm
​Friday ​9am - 8pm
​Saturday 9.30am - 8pm
​Sunday ​1 - 5pm
​Bank holidays Closed​

Reserve and renew library items


Library activities

Regular adult activities

​Event Time/date​ Info​
​Chess club Monday and Thursday, 5.30 - 7.30pm
​Play, learn or get help to improve your game. All ages and abilities welcome.
​Chair based exercise Tuesday 5.30 - 6.30pm​ ​The ultimate instructor led dance fitness party will groove you into shape.
Do it online​ ​Wednesday, 10am - 12 noon

Friday, 2-3pm
​Six week basic computer training. Advance booking and library card required.
Conversation club Thursday and Saturday, 10am - 12midday
​Come along to our English conversation club to:
  • increase your confidence speaking English
  • practice speaking with other people from your local area
  • get advice about living in the UK.
​Creative writing  Saturday, 11am - 1pm​ Explore different means of self-expression using various styles of writing. Lean new skills and make new friends at Stratford's creative writing group.​
​Film club Last Friday of the month, 6-9pm  Enjoy watching a free film at our monthly film club.
​Hola East Thursday, 6 - 7.30pm​ ​Free session for Spanish speakers or those who want to improve their skills in the language and learn about the Latin American culture. All welcome, no booking necessary.
​Life in the UK Class ​Tuesday, 12 noon - 2pm ​12 week course to support candidates looking to take the Life in the UK test. Contact Franklyn on 020 8542 3904 for information.
​National Careers Service ​First and third Thursday of the month ​Get advice, help and support on different careers, jobs, CVs, qualifications and skills. Need help with your CV or how to apply for a job, then come and see one of our friendly careers advisers today. To book and appointment with an adviser, call 0207 375 3843 or 07415 241941 or you can email
​Poetry group ​Every Monday 6 - 7pm
Share your poems and get creative at Stratford's fun free community poetry group. ​Email for more information,
​Salsa ​Wednesday and Saturday, 6 - 7pm ​Free, fun salsa classes for adults.
​Singing for the brain
​Second Monday of the month, 2 - 4pm ​Provided by Alzheimer's Society Singing session to bring people together in a friendly and stimulating social environment.
​Steel pan classes ​Sunday, 2 - 3pm Learn how to play the steel pans for free at the library.​
​Yoga ​Every Thursday,
6 - 7.30pm
Want to become stronger with gentle exercise and toning. Join our free class for over 50s.​​
​Zumba  Tuesdays 5.30 - 6.30pm​ ​No experience needed. Numbers are limited. Suitable for 18+.

Regular activities for children and young people

​Event Time/date​ Info​
​Bumps and bundles ​Monday, 10am - 11.30am. Term time only. ​Free, fun interactive drop-in sessions for parents and carers of babies under 18 months.
Chill spot​ ​Monday and Wednesday 3.30 - 6pm
​Free youth initiative for 11 to 19 year olds. Come along and take part in table tennis, games, debates, creative workshops and much more.
​Coder Dojo Last Saturday of the month, 2 - 3pm​ ​Free computer coding club for 7 - 19 years. Book your space on eventbrite.
​Homework club ​​​Monday, ​4 - 6pm

​Free study support at our libraries during school term time for children aged 7 to 14 years old.
​Move it to music ​Monday, 1 - 2pm ​A session for children and parents/carers to get active using different types of dance and musical instruments.
​Stay and play - under 5s
Wednesdays, 10am - 12 noon
Saturdays, 11am - 1pm. Term time only.
​An opportunity for you to help your child learn and develop through play. 
​Storytelling ​Tuesday and Friday, 11am - 12 noon. Term time only.
​​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 toilet
  • Four accessible computers on the ground floor
  • Induction loop at the counter

Check full accessibility details on the DisabledGo website




Room for hire

The venue has a room available for hire during the core library opening hours.

Room capacity

​​Room layout ​Room capacity
Boardroom ​30
Classroom ​40
​Theatre ​70
Standing ​80
Seated ​​70

Resources available

Computer, projector, screen, flipchart, free Wi-Fi access via your library card

​Online bookings

Block bookings

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

No parking available.​​

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Contact us

  • Stratford Library
    3 The Grove
    E15 1EL

    020 3373 0826

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