South Chingford Community Library is run by volunteers for the local community.

SCCL first opened its doors to the public in April 2012, after the South Chingford Branch library closed in December 2011.

As an independent community library, SCCL is self funded, relying on donations, and grant funding. For this reason, members pay a nominal fee to use the library's services. Revenue is also generated from the sale of books considered unsuitable for placing on the shelves. 

The library achieved charitable status in September 2013.

Membership fees


  • bronze membership £1.00 (renewable annual payment)  
  • silver membership £5.00 (lasts for seven years)
  • gold membership £10.00 (lifetime membership)

Children (under 18 years of age): 

  • 50p (renewable annually)

If you want to:

  • join the library
  • search the library catalogue
  • renew or reserve library items
  • find out about library news and events

See the South Chingford Community Library website.

Find us


South Chingford Community Library

265 Chingford Mount Road
E4 8LP

Opening times

Monday: 10am to 4pm Tuesday: 10am to 4pm Wednesday: 10am to 4pm Thursday: 10am to 4pm Friday: Closed Saturday: 10am to 4pm Sunday: Closed