London Borough of Croydon

Libraries consultation

We want to hear your views on the proposed changes to our library service. Read more and find out how to get involved. Consultation will close on 7 March 2021.

Select and Collect is suspended until further notice due to the high infection rate in the local area. While Croydon Libraries are closed all books will be automatically renewed. Our digital library remains open 24/7 providing online access to thousands of books, magazines and newspapers.

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