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Forest Hill Library is, and will remain, part of the Lewisham network of libraries. Please visit the Lewisham Libraries page for plenty of information about how to get your Free Library Membership card, joining a library and the services offered to library card holders. You can also sign up for email news, search the catalogue for a book, learn about ebooks, audiobooks and so much more. All current general library services enquiries should be directed to contact@FHLibrary.co.uk or call our new number 020 8244 0634

Opening Timesrear aspect

Mon 9am-7.30pm
Tue 9am-7.30pm
Wed 9am-7.30pm
Thu 9am-7.30pm
Fri 9am-5.00pm
Sat 10am-4pm
Sun 10am-4pm


Forest Hill Library is the largest (by borrower numbers) of the community run libraries in Lewisham, it is open more manned hours than any other library in Lewisham and you can borrow and return any books form Lewisham Libraries at Forest Hill. You can sign up to join the library at Forest Hill and we have sixteen computers and a colour A3/A4 photocopier. You can not currently pay fees at Forest Hill, fees are currently only payable in person at Lewisham Central, Downham or Deptford libraries, although the library service is working on a solution that we hope to be able to implement shortly.

Space Hire 

There are two spaces on the Forest Hill Library / Louise House site available to hire from just £15 an hour. The meeting room at Forest Hill Library is suitable for meetings, classes, workshops and consultations; V22 Community studio is also suited to more physical and loud activities such as yoga, tai-chi and children’s activities. Rooms can be hired by the hour or by the day, for information about hire, please contact studioenquiries@v22collection.com


Further information

If you are interested in volunteering then please contact Stephen at Forest Hill Library rota@fhlibrary.co.uk 
If you are experiencing difficulties with this web site or you have found an error, please email contact@FHLibrary.co.uk

Press and media enquiries please email us contact@FHLibrary.co.uk

If you would like more information about sponsoring the library, donations, advertising, or adding value to our Friends of Forest Hill Library scheme then please email friends@FHLibrary.co.uk


Forest Hill Library web site Copyright V22 2019 and ongoing. Build & Management: Tiltyard London Limited. Most images supplied by John Russell.


“The very existence of libraries affords the best evidence that we may yet have hope for the future of man” ― T.S. Eliot