If you haven't yet been to the new Clapham Library, it's worth a visit. The building has been inspired by the Guggenheim, and inside a central atrium has a children's library as it's central focal point, with rows of books running around the walls accessible via a spiral ramp. Off the main walkway are small rooms for quiet reading, studying or using a computer.
The building was funded through a private-public partnership, with new homes built above the library. A smart way to fund public services at a time when money is tight.
Sadly, the miserly Lib Dems have attacked the new library, calling it a 'flop'. Wouldn't it have been nicer if they could have welcomed it?
More details on how to access the library are here: http://www.lambeth.gov.uk/Services/LeisureCulture/Libraries/LocalLibraries/ClaphamLibrary.htm
Despite swingeing cuts from the Tory-Lib Dem Government, The Tate South Lambeth Library will remain open, and will have a new wifi service installed soon.