London Borough of Croydon

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All libraries are now closed until further notice.

While libraries are closed, all books currently on loan will be automatically extended to 30 April 2020 to avoid generating fines for late return. Library cards will not expire during the period of closure.

Online library services

Residents can still use their Croydon library card to unlock access to a hugely diverse offering of books, magazines and films online.

More than 40,000 eBooks and audio books are newly-available across a number of platforms and thousands of up-to-date newspapers, both national and regional, can also be read online, in over 100 languages and more than 700 magazines.

Music videos are available to watch, and hundreds of films can be streamed for free across a range of genres, including classic and animated films, dramas and comedies.

Croydon library cards also offer access to a variety of online courses including languages, as well as children stories, quizzes and games.

Library card holders can access all of the virtual library online offering through the MyLibraryApp, which can be downloaded for free from the App Store and Google Play.

Anyone without a library card that would like to access the resources can apply online here and will receive instant access to the services.

The home library service is currently continuing to operate.

To find out more about Croydon’s library services visit

If you have queries contact