All libraries are now closed until further notice.
While libraries are closed, all books currently on loan will be automatically extended to 1 September 2020 to avoid generating fines for late return. Library cards will not expire during the period of closure.
You can still access books, magazines and films online. Read more about library services during lockdown.
- 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.