Hundreds of books have been borrowed from Waterloo Library as part of a protest against closure plans.
As soon as the library in Lower Marsh opened on Saturday afternoon there was a queue from the issuing desk back to the front door as residents each borrowed their full quota of 15 books.
Others queued at the self-service machines.
The Friends of Lambeth Libraries is campaigning to keep all the borough's ten libraries open and staffed by professional salaried librarians.
Lambeth's 'Culture 2020' consultation runs until Friday 24 April
- details at www.lambeth.gov.uk/culture2020consultation