London Borough of Croydon

Norbury library is closed for refurbishment until Spring 2020

Alternative libraries during refurbishment

During the refurbishment, customers can visit nearby Thornton Heath and Broad Green libraries. Broad Green Library will be open additionally on Thursdays from 9am to 7pm, which is a short bus ride on the 60 or 109

While Norbury Library is closed for refurbishment, there will be 2 pop-up libraries:
 

Harlow Hall, Oak Hill Road

(off Stanhope Road), Norbury, London SW16 4PY

Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9am to midday, from Monday 9 September  
  

 

 

Norbury Park Lawn Tennis Club

Saturdays, 9am to 3pm, from 21 September
Norbury Park Lawn Tennis Club, 55 Ederline Avenue, London SW16 4RZ   

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How Norbury Library will be different

You said, we did

During public engagement activities in 2016 and 2018, library users told us that access to books, together with space to study, learn and use computers were most important to them about their library. 

Earlier this year, over 100 people came to our open day to tell us what they thought about the refurbishment proposals. Their feedback was overwhelmingly positive. Read more about what people told us and view the refurbishment plans in the document at the bottom of this page.

The new-look Norbury Library will:

  • have a refreshed book stock
  • be a more flexible space with many different areas for smart working, including booths, open table and breakout areas
  • have a new, faster IT network, new computers and improved Wi-Fi

The refurbishment

The refurbishment will respect the original 1930s features, whilst creating a modern library with improved, accessible community space. 

Changes will include:

  • swapping the community events room with the children’s library to help reduce noise levels. The children’s library will be a vibrant and colourful space which can be adapted for different activities
  • frameless glass doors and new LED lighting will work with the existing glass ceilings (or lay-lights) to maximise light in the library
  • the new flexible events space will also be used as a large study/breakout area connected to a quiet study area; the main library will also have different areas for smart working and study
  • the library will be redecorated throughout with new furniture to support the space being as flexible as possible; new lift will make it fully accessible

Refurbishment schedule

  • 2 September; the library closed
  • Spring 2020; library re-opens

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