Welcome to the independent non-denominational events venue and book lending facility, run by the community, for the community, based in South Chingford, and open to everyone in the London Borough of Waltham Forest, and beyond
At the third anniversary open day in April 2015
SCCL was formed by a dedicated band of hard-working volunteers following the closure of the nearby South Chingford Branch Library in December 2011. You can read further details of what happened from the very beginning.
Monday: 10 am to 6 pm view Monday events
Tuesday: 10 am to 4 pm view Tuesday events
Wednesday: 10 am to 4 pm view Wednesday events
Thursday: 10 am to 4 pm view Thursday events
Saturday: 10 am to 4 pm view Saturday events
Upcoming Events and Latest News
The Big Friendly Read to encourage children to read is running through the summer holidays, until Sunday 18th September
We are putting the "C" back in Chingford - read how
Raise money for the library for free every time you shop online - here's how
A Virtual Tour of the Library is available
We now have an increased range of recent periodicals and foreign language newspapers available in the library. Do come in to see what we have. Read more....
Downloading, reading and printing files
All the downloadable documents on this site are in Adobe standard pdf format. If you cannot view them, you can download a free viewer from Adobe.
We are grateful to Waltham Forest Council for the initial supply of books and equipment, and subsequent ward funding, financial support for the Job Club, and for funding the IT equipment used for Silver Surfers' Training Courses and by other library users.
Where to find us
We are located in an arcade of shops between the Well pharmacy and Benjamin Pharmacy, directly opposite Barclays Bank, about 25 metres south of the main Chingford Mount Traffic lights.
view of SCCL location from the Chingford Mount
traffic lights (corner of Chingford Mount Road
and New Road)
London bus routes 97, 158, 215, 357, 385, & 397 pass the door.
Keep up to date
To receive our occasional emailed updates to keep abreast of news from SCCL, you can send us an email and we will add you to our emailing list. You can be removed from the list at any time, on request.
If you are already receiving emails from the library, and wish this to continue, then no action is required.
See our facilities and what events take place in the library.
The tour may also be viewed on YouTube
website last updated: 18 August 2016
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