London Borough of Croydon

Libraries update

The following libraries are now offering time-limited visits for browsing and pre-booked computer use: Central, Ashburton, New Addington, Selsdon and Thornton Heath. You can continue to place your book reservations through our select & collect service Further information can be found on our library updates page.


  • books, audio books and DVDs for loan
  • children's library
  • Wordwise collection for children with dyslexia
  • WiFi internet access
  • free use of PCs including internet access
  • colour photocopier
  • newspapers and periodicals
  • community information
  • enquiry service
  • children's activities - see below
  • reading groups - see below
  • writing group - see below
  • IT taster sessions - see below
  • reading rooms - see below
  • 34 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 at DisabledGo.


There are 2 disabled parking bays on Foxley Lane for badge holders.

There are no other public parking facilities at Purley Library. Use nearby side roads or Purley Tesco. Do not use the car park belonging to the Baptist Church, which is reserved for private functions.

Community Information

Our community information folders are available for use free of charge to advertise your club or society.

Rooms for Hire

We have a range of rooms available for community related activities.

Contact the supervisor at Purley Library to discuss further.

Waste bags

Food waste bags

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

Green waste bags

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

Events calendar


Purley Library

020 7884 5160
Address Line:

Banstead Road