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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Plans for modest – but long-awaited- spending on the lbrary

It looks as though – at long last – Lambeth Council will spend some money on the library’s building and its facilities.

That was the message from the head of Lambeth libraries, Susanna Barnes, at the library public forum on April 23rd .

The work to be done consists of:

  • Sorting out the drains so that the public lavatory operates all the time (this is after six years of intermittent, and increasingly reduced, service). This is now feasible as Thames Water has accepted responsibility.
  • Redecorating the entrance hall, which has been damaged by water access from the flat above (and ensuring that damage does not recur)
  • New signage, external and internal
  • New furniture ( shelves, chairs etc)
  • Securing the building against rain and water access

While Friends of TSL will be urging further renovation – notably wall repainting and re-carpeting, particularly in the children’s area – this is good news for the library, after three years or more of unrealised plans for basic renovation.






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