West Greenwich library

Brief description

By the architect Sir Alfred Brumwell Thomas, known for buildings in the baroque revival style, who also designed Deptford library. Given Grade II listing in 1973.

The library was refurbished in 2010 as part of a £1million programme.

Current status: Still a library, now managed by Better (formerly GLL) (2021)

  • Year grant given (if known):
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  • Year opened (and by who – if known): 1907

Photo of library in 2014:



Oval plaque on the front which reads:”The gift of Andrew Carnegie Esq”

Old photo of library (postcard):


Passed by many times – and finally went inside in 2018. The library is beautiful inside, it has 3 sections, each with a domed ceiling. The photo above was taken in 2014.

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