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 11-19
  • 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)
  • A 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.

Children's events

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

  • Rhymetime: Tuesdays 11am - 11:30am (toddlers)
  • Stay and Play: Learning is fun Tuesday:10am - 11am (toddlers)
  • Craft Time: Wednesdays 4pm - 5pm (ages 5 to 10, term-time only)
  • Family Film Screening: Saturdays 2:30pm.

Reading and writing groups

  • Crime reading group (adults): one Saturday each month  12:30pm -1:30pm.
  • Pond Life Reading Group (adults): first Saturday of the month 1pm - 2.30pm.

Please contact the library for further information.

Other activities for adults

  • Adult Film Screening: Wednesday 3.30pm
  • Knit and knatter: fortnightly on a Friday 11am - 12noon.  Drop-in
  • Older people's club: fortnightly on a Friday 11am - 1pm. Drop in
  • IT taster sessions: Saturday 11am - 12noon. Advance booking essential; please contact the library to book a session.

Homework Club

Our specially trained helpers offer young people aged 9-16 ICT support with homework assignments. Students benefit from space to study, access to a wide selection of books, computer and photocopying facilities, free printing for up to 5 pages per child, help on safety online and supervised internet access.  The club is free and young people can drop in ..

Operating Hours | Term Time Only

  • School term time: Tuesday and Friday 3:30pm - 5:30pm, Saturday 2pm - 5pm
  • Summer and Christmas holidays: Closed.

Work Club

The Work Club is run by volunteers and is here to offer support with job search and help with typing CVs. Come and meet other people who are also looking for a job and share your own experiences and skills. To find out more, drop in on a Tuesday and Wednesday between 10am and 12noon.

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


Thornton Heath Library

020 3700 1023
Address Line:

190 Brigstock Road

Thornton Heath