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)
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.
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.
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.