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)


​Check accessibility details at DisabledGo.


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.

Community Information

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.

Waste bags

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.

Purley Library

51.3391971, -0.11859200000004


Banstead Road, Purley, CR8 3YH , United Kingdom