London Borough of Croydon


Opening hours

  • Monday: 9am to 6pm
  • Tuesday: closed
  • Wednesday: 9.30am to 6pm
  • Thursday: closed
  • Friday: 9am to 6pm
  • Saturday: 9am to 5pm
  • Sunday: closed


  • books, audio books and DVDs for reference and loan
  • children's library 
  • enquiry service
  • WiFi internet access
  • free use of PCs including internet access
  • black and white photocopier
  • colour photocopier
  • books in community languages
  • newspapers and periodicals
  • community information
  • reading groups (see below)
  • 8 study spaces (access to quiet study space in branch libraries is subject to availability and may be affected by events in the library; contact the library for details


Check accessibility details at DisabledGo


View the full events calendar.

Download information about our latest events below.

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

Children's events

We run the following free drop-in events for young children:

  • Rhymetime for babies and toddlers, during term time only:
    • Monday 11am to 11.30am
    • Friday, 10.15am to 10.45am and 11am to 11.30am 
  • Wiggle and Jiggle for babies and toddlers:
    • Wednesday 11am to 11.30am
  • Storytime:
    • Saturday 11am (under 5s)

Reading groups

The adult reading group meets on the first Saturday of the month at 10.30am.

IT taster sessions

We hold IT taster sessions for beginners on Wednesdays and Fridays from 10am - 11am, 11am - 12pm and 12pm - 1pm. Please book in advance with library staff.

Waste bags

Food waste bags

The food waste bags are priced at £5.99 for 100 and are available at all Croydon Libraries.

Green waste bags

You can buy these from all Croydon Libraries for £1 each.

Events calendar


South Norwood Library

020 3700 1021
Address Line:

Lawrence Road

South Norwood

SE25 5AA