Carnegie Library Oct 12th Final Decision Meeting Venue Change

U P D A T E - The Lambeth Cabinet meeting with respect to the Carnegie Library change of use FINAL APPROVAL decision on Monday evening, October 12th at 6:30pm, is now happening at the Dunraven School​ 94/98 Leigham Court Road, Streatham SW16 2QB. This is a change from the Karibu Education Centre, 7 Gresham Road, Brixton SW9 7P​.

Lambeth says it is making this decision as part of its Culture 2020 Strategy. Read Lambeth's notes for this Monday meeting at

According to Friends of Carnegie Library​, Lambeth Democracy has explained the move is due to "concerns about capacity and safety". There has been some complaint that this venue is more awkward to get to. Nonetheless, the Friends of the Carnegie hope as many as possible will attend to lobby against Lambeth's plan to close the Carnegie for 9 months and reopen it chiefly as a gym run by GLL. This is the Streetmap page for Dunraven's location:

Lambeth Council is planning to sell the Minet and Waterloo Libraries, and cease funding for the Durning, Carnegie and Upper Norwood Libraries.