London Borough of Croydon


Library refurbishment

Selsdon Library will close for refurbishment at 5pm on Saturday 1 June 2019 and re-open on Saturday 3 August 2019.

During the library closure a “pop-up” library will be available at certain times in the building foyer. More information will be published closer to June. 

Opening hours

  • Monday: 9am to 6pm
  • Tuesday: 9am to 6pm
  • Wednesday: closed
  • Thursday: 9:30am to 6pm
  • Friday: 9am to 7pm
  • Saturday: 9am to 5pm
  • Sunday: closed


  • books and audiobooks for reference and loan
  • children's library
  • enquiry service
  • WiFi internet access
  • free use of PCs, including internet access
  • colour photocopier
  • books in community languages (available on request)
  • newspapers and periodicals
  • community information
  • reading groups (see below)
  • 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. Please contact the library for details.)


C​heck full accessibility details on the DisabledGo website.


View the full events calendar.

Download information about our latest events below.

Children's events

We run the following free drop-in events for young children from all year round.

  • Toddler Play and Stay: 10.30-11.30am
  • Storytime: Tuesdays 10.30-11am
  • Rhymetime: Fridays 10.30am - 11am
  • Rock and Rhyme: Saturdays 10.30am -11am

Parent's Club

Come along for a chat with other parents in the library after 'Rhyemtime' on Mondays and Fridays, and after 'Rock and Rhyme' on Saturdays while the children play.

Free. No booking required, every Monday at 11:30am and Friday 11am-12noon.

Chess Mates

Come along for a game of chess. New players of any level are welcome.

Free. Advance booking required, every Friday from 2.00pm.

Reading groups

The library has three adult reading groups:

  • The third Thursday of every month at 11am
  • The last Thursday of the month at 11am
  • The first Saturday of each month at 2:30 pm

Crochet Group

Selsdon Library has crochet group for adults meeting every Thursday afternoon from 2pm - 4pm. New members of all abilities welcome. Please bring your own wool/hooks.

Free. No booking required

Digital Zone

If you would like to learn about using computers then please book a free session to help you begin. You will learn basic skills such as using a mouse and keyboard, finding your way around the internet and opening up an email or Facebook account. We can also use these sessions to help you apply for/renew items such as your Freedom Pass/Oyster Card/Blue Badge etc. Our IT sessions are one-to-one hour long sessions and take place during the following times:

Saturdays from 1-2pm & 2-3pm 

These sessions are always popular so advanced booking is required. Please contact the library or ask a member of staff to book one.

Display boards

Our display boards are available for use free of charge to advertise your club or society.

Waste bags

Food waste bags

The food waste bags are now priced at £5.99 for 100.

You can now buy these from all Croydon Libraries.

Green waste bags

You can now buy these from all Croydon Libraries. We sell them for £1 each.

Our display boards are available for use free of charge to advertise your club or society.

Events calendar


Selsdon Library

0203 700 1017
Address Line:

Addington Road