London Borough of Croydon


Opening hours

  • Monday: 9am to 6pm
  • Tuesday: 9am to 6pm
  • Wednesday: closed
  • Thursday: 9:30am to 6pm
  • Friday: 9am to 7pm
  • Saturday: 9am to 5pm
  • Sunday: closed


  • books and DVDs for reference and loan
  • children's library
  • enquiry service
  • WiFi internet access
  • free access to PCs including the internet and a scanner
  • colour photocopier
  • newspapers and periodicals
  • community information
  • reading group - see below
  • 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. Please contact the library for details.)


Check full accessibility details on the DisabledGo website.


View the full events calendar.

Children's events

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

  • Rhymetime: Tuesdays 10am - 10:30am (Under 5s)
  • Wiggle & Jiggle: Thursdays 11am - 11:30am (Under 5s)
  • Craftytime: Fridays 3:45pm - 4:30pm (5-7 year olds)
  • Rock and Rhyme: Saturdays 10am - 10:30am (Under 5s)
  • Story and craft: Saturdays 3pm - 4pm (Under 8s)

Download information about our latest events below. You can also see events for children and adults that are taking place in the community.

Reading group

Coulsdon Library's Reading Group for adults meets in the library; every second Thursday in the month at 2-3pm. For further details please contact the library.

Knit & Stitch

Bring your latest knitting or sewing project along to our knit & stitch group - meeting fortnightly on a Monday 10:30am - 12noon. Please check the events calendar or enquire for specific dates.

IT Sessions

The library offer free one-to-one IT help sessions on Monday and Saturdays to help you gain confidence in areas such as sending and receiving emails, browsing the internet, uploading/downloading pictures and files, using your iPad/tablet and anything else we're able to help you with. Each session is an hour long and needs to be booked in advance.

  • 10am - 11am
  • 11am - 12noon

Ancestry Sessions

The library computers have free access to Ancestry Library Edition and we run free one-to-one taster sessions on the 3rd Monday of every month from 2pm - 3pm and 3pm - 4pm. These sessions are facilitated by a local genealogist and member of The Bourne Society. They are on a first come first served basis so please contact the library in advance if you would like to book one.

Waste bags

Food waste bags

The food waste bags are now priced at £5.99 for 100.

You can now buy these from all Croydon Libraries.

Green waste bags

You can now buy these from all Croydon Libraries. We sell them for £1 each.

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

Events calendar


Coulsdon Library

020 3700 1007
Address Line:

Brighton Road