London Borough of Croydon

Libraries consultation

We want to hear your views on the proposed changes to our library service. Read more and find out how to get involved. Consultation will close on 7 March 2021.

Select and Collect is suspended until further notice due to the high infection rate in the local area. While Croydon Libraries are closed all books will be automatically renewed. Our digital library remains open 24/7 providing online access to thousands of books, magazines and newspapers.


  • 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