Friends of Tate South Lambeth Library

We are the friends of the Tate South Lambeth Library, 180 South Lambeth Road, SW8 1QP. For official information about the library, including opening hours and contact details, please visit the library’s own website here.

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About us

Friends of Tate South Lambeth Library is a community group working to improve the resources and services of South Lambeth Library. We are campaigning to save it from damaging cuts. This public library in South Lambeth, London, serves an ethnically and socially diverse community that includes pockets of deprivation. Read more about us in Our History

Friends of Tate South Lambeth Library has:

  • saved the library from closure in 2000
  • promoted its renovation and refurbishment, both exterior and interior
  • developed Tate Local, a gallery space within the library, where we run art exhibitions
  • organised talks, parties and events
  • enhanced the library’s links to the local community
  • acted as a channel to library management and staff

Find out more about What We Do

The committee

Those currently serving on the committee are:

Formal posts:

  • Chair – Gemma Hunter
  • Secretary – Louise Serafini
  • Membership secretary – Philip Inglesant

Defined responsibilities:

  • Garden activities organiser(s) – Charlene Skyers
  • Newsletter editor – Laura Swaffield
  • Communication/social media secretary – Ben Rymer
  • Competitions/events secretary – Lyn Robbins

Other members:

  • Joanna Niedzielska
  • Ronnie Ladd
  • John McCay

Two posts remained unfilled:

  • Treasurer
  • Talks organiser

Join us!

Membership costs only £3 a year. You will receive a newsletter and invitations to our members-only annual party. You can also take an active role in running our activities – new ideas welcome.

Download a membership form (it’s easy!)

Find out more

Contact Friends of Tate South Lambeth Library on 020 7622 8673 or email

South Lambeth Library
180 South Lambeth Road
London SW8 1QP
020 7926 0705

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