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Library Opening Times

Every Saturday 2pm - 4pm


We are also available to open for you most Thursdays
by appointment from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon, but we ask that you call first to be sure.
If you cannot make it during these times, just call and we will arrange a time for you.

Library Location & Contact

The London Outreach Centre

32 Rotherhithe New Road

London SE16 2AD

Phone:0207-394-8285

Fax:0207-252-2905

E-mail:AriseLondon@msn.com


We are located two blocks east of the Surrey Quays Overground Station (East London Line), on the corner of Rotherhithe New and Rotherhithe Old Roads. If you need further directions to the Centre, feel free to call us!


The London Outreach Centre Home School Resource Library began in January of 1997. Our goal is to assist families in their home-schooling efforts. We currently have over 4000 books for your use, including reference materials, reading books, and various curricula. Since its opening, many families have taken advantage of the library and found it very helpful in schooling their children.

All of the books have been donated to Arise & Shine Evangelistic Association, and we are continually receiving new materials for you to choose from. The shelves are full, and our desire is to get the books off the shelves and into the hands of the home-schooling families. We would love to help you find just the right school materials to meet each child’s individual needs!

The Home School Resource Library operates on a membership basis. If you are interested in taking advantage of the resources that we have available, you may become a member which gives you full access to library resources. There is an initial membership fee of £10.00 to help to cover the cost of running the library, and a yearly renewal fee of £5.00. We are also working on a master listing of all of our materials and hope to make it available in print or on a web page.

The staff of the Home School Library is always trying to think of new ways to make our resources accessible to more people. If there is any way that we can help you, we would love to hear from you.


Library Resources Available to Our Members:

-Christian Reading Books for Children

-Beginner Readers, Biography Series, Classics,

-Historical Fiction, and True Life Stories

-Parent and Teacher Help Books

-Charlotte Mason’s Six Volume Reference Series and Many More

-Home School Curricula

-A Beka; Bob Jones; Rod and Staff; Alpha Omega; and Unit Studies

-Resource Materials

-Encyclopaedias, Non-fiction Selection, Handbooks and Fact Books

Library Rules

  • Each family may check out unlimited reading books.
  • Four Month Check Out period on Reading Books.
  • There is no set limit on Curriculum items that you check out. Your needs will be considered on an individual basis.
  • Four Month Check Out period on Curriculum Materials
  • Writing in any book is prohibited.
  • Curriculum materials must be used under adult supervision.
  • Reference Books are for In-Library use only.
  • If for some reason you are unable to return the books within the given Check Out period, you are obligated to call for an extension.
  • All books that have been checked out may be renewed once via telephone.