Visiting Croydon Libraries

All our libraries are now open with revised opening times for visitors to browse at their leisure, pre-book computers and study areas, and enjoy the spaces.

Visit our Find your library page and select library you are interested in for details about days and times.

With Covid-19 infection levels continuing to rise locally and nationally, library users are asked to continue to scan the QR code for the NHS app to check in on entry and to wear a face covering while inside to help keep everyone as safe as possible.

The following libraries have now reintroduced library rhymetimes Ashburton, Bradmore Green, Croydon Central, Norbury, Selsdon, Shirley, South Norwood and Thornton Heath libraries.  Advanced booking is required.  Please phone, email or drop into your local library to find out days, times and to book.

Opening hours

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Ashburton 10am to 6pm 10am to 6pm Closed 10am to 6pm Closed 9am to 5pm
Bradmore Green Closed 10am to 6pm Closed Closed 10am to 6pm Closed
Broad Green 10am to 6pm Closed Closed 10am to 6pm Closed Closed
Central 10am to 6pm 10am to 6pm 10am to 6pm Closed 10am to 6pm 9am to 5pm
Coulsdon 10am to 6pm Closed Closed 10am to 6pm Closed 9am to 5pm
New Addington 10am to 6pm Closed Closed 10am to 6pm 10am to 6pm Closed
Norbury Closed 10am to 6pm Closed 10am to 6pm 10am to 6pm Closed
Purley Closed 10am to 6pm Closed 10am to 6pm Closed Closed
Sanderstead 10am to 6pm Closed 10am to 6pm Closed 10am to 6pm Closed
Selsdon 10am to 6pm Closed 10am to 6pm Closed Closed 9am to 5pm
Shirley Closed Closed 10am to 6pm Closed 10am to 6pm Closed
South Norwood Closed 10am to 6pm Closed Closed 10am to 6pm Closed
Thornton Heath 10am to 6pm Closed 10am to 6pm Closed Closed 9am to 5pm

Download the library opening hours (PDF, 60KB)

Digital library

Our digital library remains open 24/7 providing access to thousands of books, magazines and newspapers. All this is available for free to library members with a library card. If you're not a library member you can join instantly online.

Activities online

Follow Croydon Libraries on Facebook for regular online activities.  

Overdue books

Overdue fines are being reintroduced in August. Please remember to renew your items to avoid paying a fine. You can renew by logging into your online account