London Borough of Croydon


Opening hours

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


  • books, audio books and DVDs for reference and loan
  • children's library
  • teen library for young people aged 11 to 19
  • enquiry service
  • WiFi internet access
  • free use of PCs including internet access
  • colour photocopier
  • books in community languages
  • newspapers
  • community information
  • reading and writing groups (see below)
  • homework club (see below)
  • quiet study spaces; access is subject to availability and may be affected by events taking place in the library at the time; contact the library for details


C​heck accessibility details at DisabledGo


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Children's events

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

  • Rhymetime: Tuesdays 11am to 11:30am (toddlers)
  • Stay and Play: Learning is fun Tuesday: 10am to 11am (toddlers)
  • Craft Time: Mondays 4pm to 5pm (ages 5 to 10, term-time only)
  • Rhymetime: Wednesdays 10:30am to 11am
  • Storytime: Saturdays 11am to midday

Reading and writing groups

  • crime reading group (adults): second Saturday of each month  12:30pm to 1:30pm
  • pond life reading group (adults): first Saturday of the month 1pm to 2.30pm

Contact the library for further information.

Other activities for adults

  • knit and knatter: fortnightly on a Friday 11am to 12noon; drop-in
  • older people's club: fortnightly on a Friday 11am to 1pm; drop-in

Homework club

For young people aged 9 to 16. Students benefit from space to study, access to a wide selection of books, computer and photocopying facilities, and free printing for up to 5 pages per child. The club is free and young people can drop in.

Operating hours | school term time only:

  • Tuesday and Friday 3:30pm to 5:30pm
  • Saturday 2pm to 5pm
  • Summer and Christmas holidays: closed.

Waste bags

Food waste bags

Food waste bags cost £5.99 for 100 and are available from all Croydon libraries.

Green waste bags

Green waste bags cost £1 each and are available from all Croydon libraries.

Events calendar


Thornton Heath Library

020 7884 5185
Address Line:

190 Brigstock Road

Thornton Heath