Stratford Library

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

Find Stratford Library

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

Opening hours

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

Reserve and renew library items


Coffee mornings

Free coffee mornings with a focus on fostering will take place on Thursday 29 June and Thursday 20 July from 10am to 12 noon at Stratford library.

This is an opportunity to drop in and have a chat if you are interested in fostering and want to find out more information about becoming a foster carer.

Social Workers will be available to talk to you about the assessment process and any other questions you might have about fostering.

Library activities

Regular adult activities

​Event Time/date​ Info​
​Active Minds Café Third Thursday of the month 12 noon - 2pm ​Activities, advice and guidance are on offer to support mental wellbeing in Newham.
​Activities for deaf people ​Monday, 1.30 - 3.30pm ​A chance to get involved in activities and make new friends. Tea, coffee and biscuits are provided. To take part, email
​Chess club Thursday, 5.30 - 7.30pm
​Play, learn or get help to improve your game. All ages and abilities welcome.
Do it online​ ​Wednesday 2 - 4pm ​Six week basic computer training. Advance booking required.
​Dressmaking ​Monday 10am - 12 noon Register to take part through Newham Adult Learning Service. Call 020 8257 4680.
​Embroidery ​Tuesday 1 - 3pm ​Register to take part through Newham Adult Learning Service. Call 020 8257 4680.
​ESOL Level 2 ​Tuesday and Friday, 9.30am - 12 noon Register to take part through Newham Adult Learning Service. Call 020 8257 4680.
​Film club ​Last Friday of the month, 6 - 9pm ​Enjoy watching a free film at our monthly film club.
​Fitness class ​Tuesday 5 - 6pm ​Register when you arrive. Please bring water and a towel.
​Help with English Saturday, 10am - 12 noon
​Come along to our English conversation club to:
  • increase your confidence speaking English
  • practise speaking with other people from your local area
  • get advice about living in the UK.
​ICT drop in sessions Wednesday, 10.30 - 12 noon​ Learn how to create your own email and set up a My Newham profile.​
​Monday, 12 noon - 2pm ​​Register to take part through Newham Adult Learning Service. Call 020 8257 4680.
​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.
​Memory Lane Café
​Last Friday of the month, 1.30 - 3.30pm ​A monthly café run by Alzheimer's Society where people with dementia and their carers can come together and share experiences, exchange information and socialise
​National Careers Service ​First and third Thursday of the month ​Find out about different careers and the qualifications and skills you require. Call 07415 241941 to book an appointment.
​Poetry group ​Every Wednesday 11 - 1pm ​Email for more information,
​Singing for the brain
​Second and fourth Tuesday of the month, 12.30 - 2.30pm ​Provided by Alzheimer's Society Singing session to bring people together in a friendly and stimulating social environment.
​Stratford London Toastmasters ​First and third Monday of the month, 6 - 8pm ​Public speaking and leadership club for over 18s. Joining and weekly fees apply.
​Time 2 craft ​Saturday, 10am - 12 noon. Term time only. ​Craft session for adults.
​​Workplace drop-in ​Second Wednesday of the month, 2 - 4pm. ​​Information, advice and guidance on getting work, how to register for Workplace and the current training available.
​Yoga and meditation ​Every Wednesday,
10 - 11.30am
​Come along and try out yoga this summer for free. No experience needed. Numbers are limited. Suitable for 18+.
​Zumba ​Thursday, 10.15 - 11.15am ​Let the music free your body. The ultimate instructor-led dance fitness party will groove you into shape. Exclusively for women and suitable for all ages and abilities.

You must register when you arrive. Please bring water and a towel.
​Zumba for men ​Every Wednesday, 6 - 7pm ​The ultimate instructor-led total body workout which will improve your fitness and flexibility.
Exclusively for men and suitable for all ages and abilities)

Regular activities for children and young people

​Event Time/date​ Info​
​ActivTots ​Thursday, 1 - 2pm ​Develop your child's fitness through fun active play, games and activities.
​Baby club ​Monday, 9.30am - 11.30am. Term time only. ​Drop in session. A fun and interactive session for parents and carers of babies under 18 months.
Baby massage​ ​Wednesday, 1 - 2pm  ​Learn the benefits of baby massage and simple techniques to relax and bond with your baby. For babies aged six weeks to mobile. Five week course - booking is essential. Contact Rebecca Cheetham Children's Centre
​Board games ​Tuesday, 4 - 5pm
Sunday, 1.30 - 2pm
​Enjoy games such as Checkers, Ludo, Pictionary and many more free activities. For children aged 7 to 13 years old.
​Elevated Aspirations Wednesday, 6.30 - 9pm​ Newham based choir made up of young people. Email
​Family support drop-in ​Friday 1 - 2.30pm. Term time only. ​​Our Family Support Team will be on hand to speak to you about any issues affecting your family life.
​Homework club ​​​Monday, ​4 - 6pm
Saturday, 1 - 3pm
​Free study support at our libraries during school term time for children aged 7 to 14 years old.
​Music and movement ​Monday, 1.30 - 2.30pm ​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. 
​Stay and play - heuristic play focus ​Thursday 9.30 - 11.30am. Term time only.
​A fun and interactive session to promote investigation, social skills and build confidence for children under five.
​Storytelling ​Tuesday and Friday, 11am - 12 noon. Term time only.
​​Story and rhyme time session for children up to five years old.
​Singing for the brain sessions Second and fourth Tuesday of the month, 12.30 - 2.30pm​ Singing for the brain sessions
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



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  • Stratford Library
    3 The Grove
    E15 1EL

    020 3373 0826