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Stratford Library

On this page, you can find information about Stratford Library including facilities, disabled access and opening hours. ​​​​​​​​​
Please note that due to the Corona virus outbreak all the libraries in Newham are currently closed until further notice. ​

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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