- Books, CDs and DVDs for loan
- Children's library and events - see below
- Local studies library and archives
- Enquiry service
- Free access to PCs including the internet
- Newspapers and periodicals
- Community information
- Business information service
- Lesbian Gay Bi and Trans collection
- Reference materials for most open university undergraduate courses
- Books in community languages
- Wordwise collection for children with dyslexia
- Homework help clubs - see below
- Reading groups - see below
- Public toilets
Monday: 9am to 7pm
Tuesday: 9am to 6pm
Wednesday: 9am to 6pm
Thursday: 9:30am to 6pm
Friday: 9am to 6pm
Saturday: 9am to 5pm
A full list of library events can be found in our events calendar.
We run the following free drop-in events for young children during school term times:
- Weekly Rhymetime sessions for babies and young toddlers, most Thursdays during term time, 10.30am - 11am and repeated 11.30am - 12noon; also every Saturday at 10:30am
- Weekly Wiggle'n'Jiggle sessions for older toddlers, every Wednesday during term time, 11am -11.30am
- Weekly Storytime for under fives every Wednesday during term time, 4.00pm-4.30pm.
- Chatterbooks reading group for 7-11 years, once a month on a Monday 4pm-5pm.
Homework help clubs
These take place in the Children's Library for 9 to 11 year-olds and on Level 2 for 12 to 16 year-olds.
Specially trained helpers offer support with homework assignments. Students benefit from space to study, access to a wide selection of books, word processing and supervised internet access.
The clubs operate at these times:
- School term time: Tuesday and Thursday 4pm - 6pm, Saturday 2pm - 5pm
- Half term and Easter holidays: Monday to Saturday 2pm - 5pm
- Summer and Christmas holidays: Closed.
Careers, training and learning advice sessions
Free drop-in sessions take place on Level 2 on:
- Tuesday 10.30am - 1pm
- Thursday 10.30am - 1pm.
You can talk one-to-one with a personal adviser who can provide you with information and advice on learning and work options. They can also help you with your CV.
This service is run by CALAT.
Business Information Services
Workshops are held twice a month looking at the online and printed information available for people wanting to start their own business. There is also information about free business start up courses run in the local area.
There are four reading groups for adults at the Central Library. These meet:
- the second Saturday of the month at 11am - meet at the Level 2 enquiry desk
- the second Monday of the month 6pm-7pm in the Level 2 meeting room.
- Rainbow Reading group for lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender people meets at 2.30pm on Level 1 on the last thursday of the month: www.rainbowreadinggroup.org.uk
- Non-fiction reading group meet on the third Monday of the month at 1pm in the Level 2 meeting room
|Telephone||020 8726 6900|
|Address||Croydon Central Library|