London Borough of Croydon

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

All libraries are now closed until further notice.

While libraries are closed, all books currently on loan will be automatically extended to 1 September 2020 to avoid generating fines for late return. Library cards will not expire during the period of closure.

You can still access books, magazines and films online. Read more about library services during lockdown.

Services

  • books, CDs and DVDs for loan
  • children's library and events - see below
  • local studies library and archives
  • enquiry service
  • Wi-Fi internet access
  • 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
  • café
  • public toilets
  • 102 study spaces plus 35 laptop use study spaces

​​Accessibility

Check accessibility details at DisabledGo.

Events

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

Start Ups in London Libraries

Croydon Libraries’ new service, Start-ups in London Libraries, is here to help you turn your business idea into a reality. Run in conjunction with British Library and fully funded by the European Regional Development Fund, we offer one to one support to both new businesses and those yet to take the plunge, access to online business support databases and a range of free British Library led workshops on how to start and grow your business.

Contact sophie.white@croydon.gov.uk for more information.

The project is fully funded by the European Regional Development Fund, The British Library, 10 participating London boroughs and generously supported by JP Morgan and Arts Council England.

Waste bags

Food waste bags

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

Green waste bags

Green waste bags cost £1. You can buy these from all Croydon libraries .

Events calendar

Contacts

Central Library

Telephone: 
020 7884 5140
Address Line:

Katharine Street

Croydon

CR9 1ET