Random image

Welcome to Manor House Library


Latest News

Manor House Library reopened its doors once more on May 2nd at 9am, and it will be back to providing the local community with a seven day service for the first time in over six months. Working closely with Lewisham Council and its team of professional librarians, Manor House will be run by V22 and volunteers from the local community.

In the coming weeks, supported daily by staff from Lewisham Library, volunteers will be getting to grips with how the library systems operate and the ins and outs of every day operation. Running a library is not easy, and we’re not going to pretend that we’re going to be able to provide the service delivered by trained library staff, so if you can bear with us in the opening few weeks we’d appreciate it!

V22 already run Forest Hill Library and have learned a great deal from that experience that they can bring to Manor House, not least of all that trying to install new computers while the library is up and running is a bad idea – so for the past week they have been replacing the old windows XP computers and replacing them with newer, faster units running the latest software on Windows 10.

During the closed period we put together training sessions for volunteers and invited community groups and other Manor House users to engage with the new team. We have already had conversations with many of the user groups, and if you have any questions, or want to join our team of volunteers then please email info@mhlibrary.co.uk.

New Beginnings
Manor House Library is a community-run library. The library is situated on Old Road, Lee, in the South East London Borough of Lewisham. Like many local authorities, Lewisham Council have been under budgetary pressures and, after a long consultation process, decided not to close any of its libraries. Manor House was one of four libraries considered for transfer to the ‘community library model’. After a tender process we were delighted that our bid was approved by Mayor & Cabinet to manage the building and run the library in continued partnership with Lewisham Libraries.

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. Click here for more information. We are particularly interested in finding volunteers who can help out at the weekend, especially Saturday.

Keep talking to Us
Please do contact us if you have concerns about any aspect of the library services provided. We want to hear from you – good or bad – and if you think there is something you can offer in support then we would very much like to have that conversation too. Please note that this website is also brand new and you may experience some technical difficulties as we roll out functions. If you continue to experience problems with the website please let us know. info@mhlibrary.co.uk

 © Manor House Library & V22 2017 and onward. All Rights Reserved