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Coronavirus (COVID-19) – libraries

Go to our coronavirus (COVID-19) safety page for information on visiting re-opened libraries from 5 November onwards. All items borrowed after 15 October 2020 have had their loan dates extended automatically to 8 January 2021. Do not put borrowed items in library book drops or letterboxes.

As well as ordering and renewing library items online, you can use our libraries order and collect service to ask our staff to choose items for you from the shelves of your local branch library.

Belhus Library - part of the South Ockendon Centre

Go to coronavirus (COVID-19) safety for details of temporary service changes.

Belhus library is a part of the South Ockendon Centre, which opened its doors for the first time on 25 March 2013. The South Ockendon Centre has public access computers, self-service facilities, and 2 public toilets with access for disabled people.

The library originally opened at its current premises in February 1955.


South Ockendon Centre, Derry Avenue, South Ockendon, RM15 5DX


01708 851 212

Opening times

DayOpening times
Monday10am to 4:30pm
Tuesday10am to 4:30pm
Wednesday10am to 4:30pm
Thursday10am to 4:30pm
Friday10am to 4:30pm
Saturday10am to 1pm


Car park: 
Car park at the front of the centre.
Disabled access: 
Yes. Single storey building.

Library services

Adult reading group
Ancestry online
Baby rhyme time
Book prescription collection
Bookstart - books for babies
Cancer collection - Macmillan
CDs - music
Enquiry desk
Home-Link - housebound service
Job club
Knit and natter group
Large print books
Rooms for hire
Scanner for documents
Talking books on CD
Word processing