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Ashburton Library

Contact details

Telephone: 0203 700 1001
Address: Shirley Road, Croydon, CR9 7AL

Ashburton Library CroydonOpening hours

  • Monday: 9am - 7pm
  • Tuesday: 9am - 6pm
  • WednesdayClosed
  • Thursday: 9am - 6pm
  • Friday: 9:30am - 6pm
  • Saturday: 9am - 5pm
  • SundayClosed

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  • books, CDs and DVDs for reference and loan
  • children's library
  • homework help club - see below
  • enquiry service
  • local history material
  • WiFi internet accessWiFi internet access
  • free access to PCs including the internet
  • color, black and white photocopier
  • books in community languages
  • newspapers and periodicals
  • community information
  • reading groups - see below
  • 25 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. Please contact the library for details.)


A full list of library events can be found in our Events Calendar.

Knit and Stitch meets weekly on a Fridays, 9.30-11.30am.

Adult events are Mondays, 11.00-12.00am contact library for details.

Children's events

We run the following free drop-in events for young children during the school term:

  • Weekly sessions for babies and young toddlers times as follows:- Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays 11.00am - 11.30am
  • Book Buddies for under 7s: Thursdays 4pm - 4:30pm.
  • Addiscombe Young Writers: Two Saturdays a month. 9.30am - 10.30am Ages (6-11)
  • Further library events can be found in our Events Calendar. You can also see events for children and adults that are taking place in the community.

Homework help club

Our specially trained helpers offer young people aged 9-16 support with homework assignments. Students benefit from space to study, access to a wide selection of books, word processing and supervised internet access.

The club is free and young people can drop as and when they please.

Operating hours: | Term Time Only

  • Tuesday and Thursday 4pm -6pm, Saturday 2pm - 5 pm
  • Summer and Christmas holidays: closed.

Reading groups

Our Crime Reading Group meets once a month on a Monday 5:30-6:30pm. New members welcome and refreshments provided.

Chatterbooks for children aged 7-11. Meets once a month 4pm - 5pm on a Friday. Please contact library for more details.

Food waste bags

The food waste bags are now priced at £5.99 for 100.

You can now buy these from all Croydon Libraries.

Green waste bags

You can now buy these from all Croydon Libraries. We sell them for £1 each.

Our display boards are available for use free of charge to advertise your club or society.