Central Library

Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
Tel: 020 7884 5140, libraries@croydon.gov.uk

Current opening hours

•    Monday: 10am to 6pm
•    Tuesday: 10am to 6pm
•    Wednesday: 10am to 6pm
•    Thursday: Closed
•    Friday: 10am to 6pm
•    Saturday: 9am to 5pm

PC sessions are for 90 minutes, please contact the library directly to book.

Bookable study space is now available with limited charging ports, please contact the library directly to book. 

Study space sessions run from 10am to 1.45pm and 2pm to 5.45pm, and 9am to 12.45pm and 1pm to 4.45pm on a Saturday. 


  • books, audiobooks
  • children's library and events including under 5s rhymetimes
  • local studies library and archives
  • enquiry service
  • Wi-Fi internet access
  • free access to PCs including the internet
  • community information
  • lesbian gay bi and trans collection
  • books in community languages
  • Wordwise collection for children with dyslexia
  • homework help club
  • reading groups
  • café
  • public toilets
  • limited study spaces


Check accessibility details on the AccessAble website.


Our display boards are available for use free of charge to advertise your club or society. Please be aware that display spaces are limited.

Please email libraries@croydon.gov.uk if you would like to be added to the event list

Food waste bags

Food waste bags cost £5.99 for 100. You can buy these from all Croydon libraries.

Central Library

51.3721631, -0.099008300000037


Katharine Street
Croydon CR9 1ET
United Kingdom