Purley Library

Banstead Road, CR8 3YH
Tel: 020 7884 5160, purleylibrary@croydon.gov.uk

Current opening hours

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

PC sessions are for 90 minutes to allow for cleaning between appointments. Bookable study space is now available, please contact the library directly to book.


  • books, audiobooks for loan
  • children's library
  • Wordwise collection for children with dyslexia
  • WiFi internet access
  • free use of PCs including internet access
  • colour photocopier
  • community information
  • enquiry service
  • children's activities
  • reading groups

We have 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.


Details on accessibility can be found on the AccessAble website.


There are 2 disabled parking bays on Foxley Lane for badge holders.
No other public parking facilities are available 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.

Food waste bags

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

Purley Library

51.3391971, -0.11859200000004


Banstead Road
United Kingdom