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​
​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, 10am - 12 noon ​Six week basic computer training. Advance booking and library cardrequired.
​Dressmaking ​Wednesday, 10am - 12 noon Register to take part through Newham Adult Learning Service. Call 020 8257 4680. Term time only.
​ESOL Level 3
​Tuesday and Friday, 9.30am - 12 noon Free English course for residents.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.
Conversation club 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.
Wednesday, 1 - 3pm ​​Register to take part through Newham Adult Learning Service. Call 020 8257 4680. Term time only.
​Hula hoop classes ​Wednesday, 6 - 7pm ​Try something new with our free fun hula hoop classes for all ages.
​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 ​Find out about different careers and the qualifications and skills you require. Call 07415 241941 to book an appointment.
​Poetry group ​Every Monday 6 - 7pm and Saturday 11am - 1pm
Share your poems and get creative at Stratford's fun free community poetry group. ​Email for more information,
​Salsa ​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.
​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 ​Every Thursday,
6 - 7.30pm
​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 - 12 noon. 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.
​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, 1.30 - 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. 
​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




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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