Carnegie Library HubYour local hub for events, leisure, work, and learning.

Our community lounge is now open for events and for hiring.

Read about our mission and vision and what we set out to do.

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Welcome to Carnegie Library Hub right in the middle between Brixton, Loughborough Junction, Camberwell, Dulwich & Herne Hill

Our Mission and Vision

Our mission is to preserve our historic local library and hub as a welcoming place for community activity.

The Carnegie Library Hub will be a thriving sustainable centre of local activity attractive to the whole community for developing employment opportunities, learning, fitness and wellbeing, cultural and social activity.

The fabric of the building will be protected and enhanced and its history and legacy both protected and celebrated.

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News & Events

The Carnegie Library Hub needs Community Support

Over the last year we have created a vibrant, busy and diversified community hub and have worked hard to get everything in place to open a community cafe and lounge. However, the terms of our arrangement with Lambeth make it impossible for us to continue to develop the hub further as planned. If you loved the popup cafe and lounge, want to see more classes, workshops and events at the hub it’s important the community demonstrates its support and aspirations for the Hub.

Outcomes from the Popup Cafe and Lounge and next steps

We had amazing support from the community throughout the popup cafe we ran last December.  Without doubt the biggest benefit was the engagement and enthusiasm it got from the community. We were able to explain firsthand the plans for the permanent community cafe and lounge but also explain what was going on in the Hub. Many visitors kindly filled in our survey to enable us to get a feel for the support and which was very helpful to plan for the future.  Significantly we also managed to test both community cafe and lounge formats both of which are designed into our planning permission and listed building consent.

Community Lounge Open for Bookings

There was tremendous support for our Community Cafe and Lounge Pop Up in December and we are looking forward to being able to make this a more permanent fixture. In the meantime the space will remain laid out as a community lounge; we have accumulated some lovely fitting furniture as well as more comfortable seating so that this beautiful large, high ceilinged room can be used for local groups.

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The Hub

The Carnegie Library Hub will be a thriving, sustainable centre of local activity.

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The Building

Carnegie Library is a beautiful historic building and a well-loved local landmark.

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Carnegie community garden
News & Events

The latest news and events taking place at the Carnegie Library Hub.

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