London Borough of Croydon


Opening hours

  • Monday: 9am to 7pm
  • Tuesday: 9am to 6pm
  • Wednesday: closed
  • Thursday: 9am to 6pm
  • Friday: 9.30am to 6pm
  • Saturday: 9am to 5pm
  • Sunday: closed


  • books, CDs and DVDs for reference and loan
  • children's library
  • homework club - see below
  • enquiry service
  • local history material
  • Wi-Fi internet access
  • free access to PCs including the internet
  • colour, black and white photocopier
  • books in community languages
  • newspapers and periodicals
  • community information
  • reading groups - see below
  • 25 study spaces (access to quiet study space in branch libraries is subject to availability and may be affected by events taking place in the library at the time, contact the library for details)


Check accessibility details on the DisabledGo website.


View the full events calendar.

Knit and Stitch meets weekly on a Fridays, 9:30am to 11:30am.

Adult events are Mondays, 11am to midday, contact library for details.

Childrens library will be closed on Mondays, from 11am to midday when adult events are taking place.

Our display boards are available for use free of charge to advertise your club or society.

Children's events

We run the following free drop-in events for young children during the school term:

  • weekly sessions for babies and young toddlers times as follows: Tuesdays, and Thursdays 11am to 11:30am
  • Book Buddies for under 7s: Thursdays 4pm to 4:30pm
  • download information about our latest events below; you can also see events for children and adults that are taking place in the community

Homework club

Our specially trained helpers offer young people aged 9 to 16 ICT support with homework assignments. Students benefit from space to study, access to a wide selection of books, computer and photocopying facilities, free printing for up to 5 pages per child, help on safety online and supervised internet access.  The club is free and young people can drop in .

Operating hours: | term time only

  • Tuesday and Thursday 3:30pm to 5:30pm, Saturday 2pm to 5pm
  • Summer and Christmas holidays: closed.

Reading groups

Our crime reading group meets once a month on a Monday 5:30pm to 6:30pm. New members welcome and refreshments provided.

Chatterbooks for children aged 7 to 11. Meets once a month 4pm to 5pm on a Friday; contact library for more details.

Food waste bags

Food waste bags are priced at £5.99 for 100. You can buy these from all Croydon libraries.

Events calendar