Manor House Library is a community-run library. The library is situated on Old Road, Lee, in the South-East London Borough of Lewisham. The community model in Lewisham is one of real partnership between the local authority and the community group running the library. Manor House Library is run by V22 Communities, a registered charity that also runs Sydenham and Forest Hill Libraries as well as Louise House Community Studio.

As well as having an experienced library manager, Manor House has a number of staff members with a great deal of experience working in libraries. Lewisham employ two Senior Library Assistants who are designated to look after Manor House, and a further team of Community Engagement Librarians spread their time among Lewisham’s Community Libraries, including Manor House.

Of course Manor House is more than just a library, with roughly a quarter of a million visits per year, we also have some fantastic air-conditioned rooms available to hire for functions, classes, workshops, meetings and parties. contact@mhlibrary.co.uk

Help us Build for the Future

Volunteer

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. No experience is necessary, we will provide training on the job, with supervisor level training available for those wishing to progress. Volunteer

Donate

We accept donations of good quality books, CDs, DVD’s and records at Manor House. We have occasional book sales on site (look out for us at Manor House Gardens Festival!) and we also have a book and record shop  – Leaf & Groove – in Forest Hill where everything we sell gets ploughed back into the V22 libraries fund.

Financial contributions are always very welcome, as a charity we get no direct funding to run these libraries and the costs of keeping a building like Manor House running would make your eyes water! Any help is very much appreciated.