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


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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Contact us

  • Stratford Library
    3 The Grove
    E15 1EL

    020 3373 0826