1. Programs
  2. History
  3. Bus and Parking
  4. Meeting Space
  5. At the Library


a girl with a pug and it's owner

Dog Tales at Sherwood Branch. A great way for shy or reluctant readers 7 - 13 years of age to practice reading skills and build confidence.

All Programs  

Drop In  


Health and Wellness

Workshops and Classes


Book Clubs

ESL and Languages

Computer and Technology



Teens or Tweens






Note: The programs listed are only the ones offered at this Branch (which is open to all).  We have a variety of programs offered at each of our 16 branches which are also open to everyone.


Sherwood Branch Library

Sherwood Branch Library is located in the Sherwood Forest Mall. We renovated and expanded in 2005 and now share space with the Middlesex London Health Unit. We no longer share space with the Northwest London Resource Centre.

The Canada Games Aquatic Centre and the Medway Arena are just across the street. These facilities provide a focal point for a diverse community made up of the Fox Hollow, Hyde Park, and Medway planning districts.

Historical Facts about Sherwood Branch

May 7, 1985  The thirteenth branch library, Sherwood Forest Branch, opens in the Sherwood Forest Mall at 1225 Wonderland Road North.

March 12, 2005 The Sherwood Forest Branch officially opens in a new location within Sherwood Forest Mall with a distinct children's area, computer commons, additional meeting rooms and an expanded popular reading area. The library shares the facility with the Northwest London Community Resource Centre.

January 2009 The Library Settlement Project is started at four locations: Beacock, Central, Jalna and Sherwood. The project is funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada in partnerships with the Centre for Lifelong Learning, the London Cross Cultural Centre, LUSO Community Services and the South London Neighbourhood Resource Centre,

Click HERE for a complete chronological history of London Public Library.

Sherwood Branch Profile (PDF)


Sherwood library parking is part of the Sherwood Forest Mall parking lot.

Bus Route

You can get to us by London Transit Commission (LTC) bus Route 9A and 9C Downtown–Whitehills and Route 31 Hyde Park Power Centre–Alumni Hall which stop within 250 metres of the Branch.

Go to LTC Routes to select a route, direction and stop and you will be given the next three arrival times and destination for that stop based on live data. Each stop location in the drop-down list is followed by its corresponding bus stop ID number.

Meeting Space

View all Library Spaces at London Public Library:  Meeting Rooms, Study and Music Practice Rooms and Wolf Performance Hall.

For more information and to rent or reserve a meeting room, contact Meetings and Events Services staff at (519)-661-5120 or

At the Library

Sherwood Branch Library Collection

Adult / General



Note: The materials linked in this section are those materials currently located at this Branch.  We are happy to deliver materials from any London Public Library location to your requested library location.  This service is free and quite efficient.

Please also see the following sections for our collections from across the library system: New Items, Life, Research, Staff Picks, Kids, and Teens.

Sherwood's chute is available only when the mall is open. Each location has a materials return chute that is open when the library is closed except Cherryhill and Sherwood.

Library Services

In addition to lending, reference, reader's advisory and community referral services, we offer:

  • READ program (Reading for Enjoyment and Development) is a one-on-one tutoring program for reluctant readers between the ages of 7 and 12 years.
  • Homework Centre of 8 computers, priority for children.

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