We are still working under government and public health guidance. Some services and opening hours may be affected. Further information can be found on our Libraries Update page.
Current opening hours
- Monday: Closed
- Tuesday: 10am to 6pm
- Wednesday: Closed
- Thursday: 10am to 6pm
- Friday: Closed
- Saturday: Closed
Last entry is 30 minutes before closing. PC sessions are for 45 minutes, to allow for cleaning between appointments. Bookable study space is now available, please contact the library directly to book.
- books, audio books and DVDs for loan
- children's library
- Wordwise collection for children with dyslexia
- WiFi internet access
- free use of PCs including internet access
- colour photocopier
- newspapers and periodicals
- community information
- enquiry service
- children's activities
- reading groups
- writing group
- IT taster sessions
- reading rooms
- 34 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; contact the library for details)
There are 2 disabled parking bays on Foxley Lane for badge holders.
There are no other public parking facilities at Purley Library. Use nearby side roads or Purley Tesco. Do not use the car park belonging to the Baptist Church, which is reserved for private functions.
Our community information folders are available for use free of charge to advertise your club or society.
Rooms for Hire
We have a range of rooms available for community-related activities.
Contact the supervisor at Purley Library to discuss further.
Food waste bags
Food waste bags cost £5.99 for 100. You can buy these from all Croydon libraries.
Green waste bags
Food waste bags cost £1. You can buy these from all Croydon libraries.