Sydenham Library is part of the Lewisham Library service, staffed and run in partnership with the local community, V22 Foundation, and V22 Communities, a registered charity that also operates Manor House Library and Forest Hill Library.

Sustainable Community Library Model

We also welcome book donations – we’ll take any books that are in good condition, some get turned into stock for the libraries, others are sold to help pay the bills, we even have a dedicated book shop in Forest Hill that is well worth a visit, selling excellent second hand books and vinyl! www.leafandgroove.com

Leaf and Groove is one of the pillars of financial support for creating a sustainable model for community libraries, without having to reduce library space, opening hours or level of service. While everyone involved with V22 Libraries believes that a properly funded state-run library service is the best and first choice, we also believe that community libraries can be run in a professional and sustainable manner.

Help us Build for the Future

A community-run library means just that, and we really need the support of our community to keep our library great and to make it even better. Please consider volunteering your time to help us run the library or to provide additional related services. Volunteer

If you don’t have time to spare but would like to support us then as well as welcoming donations of good quality books, records and CDs we also, of course, need and welcome financial donations