Sutton Council’s Cultural Services manage the borough’s libraries, museums and archives. They support and promote arts and heritage within Sutton, putting culture at the heart of the borough.
There are eight fully accessible libraries in Sutton, all with self-service machines which mean you can check out, renew and discharge books easily. All libraries stock a selection of large print books and audio books. Free access to public computers and wifi is made available in libraries and heritage houses. Each library also provides additional activities to encourage children to read, and to support wellbeing for all ages. The Service is also the lead authority for The Libraries Consortium (TLC), a partnership of 21 public library services covering over 300 libraries across London and the South East, committed to delivering excellence and providing value for money.
Sutton Council’s Cultural Services also manage three ACE Accredited historic house museums and a vibrant archive and local studies facility. With four major National Lottery Heritage Fund grants received in recent years, the Service successfully exists to preserve and promote Sutton’s heritage and living memory. The collections, buildings, archives and activities help to define the borough, engage communities, and capture and preserve memory – making a valuable contribution to the council’s role as place maker.