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Selsdon Library

Contact details

Telephone: 020 3700 1017
Address: Addington Road, Selsdon, CR2 8LA

Selsdon LibraryOpening hours

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

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  • books and audiobooks for reference and loan
  • children's library
  • enquiry service
  • WiFi internet accessWiFi internet access
  • free use of PCs, including internet access
  • colour photocopier
  • books in community languages (available on request)
  • newspapers and periodicals
  • community information
  • reading groups (see below)
  • 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

Children's events

We run the following free drop-in events for young children from all year round.

  • Rhymetime: Mondays 11:00 - 11:30am
  • Storytime: Tuesdays-alternate Tuesdays are a 'Farmyard storytime and play session' 10:30 - 11:00am
  • Rhymetime: Fridays 10:30am -11am
  • Rock and Rhyme: Saturdays 10:30am -11am
  • Crafternoon: Saturdays 3:00 - 4:00pm

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.

Parent's Club

Come along for a chat with other parents in the library after 'Rhyemtime' on Mondays and Fridays, and after 'Rock and Rhyme' on Saturdays while the children play.

Free. No booking required, every Monday at 11:30am and Friday 11am-12pm

Employability Program at Selsdon Library

Sessions with an experienced Careers Adviser to support you into the workforce

Free. No booking required, every Monday at 10am

Chess Mates

Come along for a game of chess. New players of any level are welcome

Free. Booking required, every Friday at 2.30pm

Free IT Taster Sessions

If you would like to learn about using computers then please book a free session to help you begin. You will learn basic skills such as using a mouse and keyboard, finding your way around the internet and opening up an email or Facebook account. We can also use these sessions to help you apply for/renew items such as your Freedom Pass/Oyster Card/Blue Badge etc. Our IT sessions are one-to-one hour long sessions and take place during the following times:

Monday 10-11am and11am-12pm

Thursday 3-4pm and 4-5pm

These sessions are always popular so need to be pre-booked. Please contact the library or ask a member of staff to book one.

Reading groups

Adult Reading Groups

Library has three adult reading groups:

  • The third Thursday of every month at 11:00 am
  • The last Thursday of the month at 11:00 am
  • The first Saturday of each month at 2.30 pm

Crochet Group

Selsdon Library has crochet group for adults meeting every Thursday afternoon from 2:00pm - 4:00pm. New members of all abilities welcome. Please bring your own wool/hooks.

Free. No booking required

Food waste bags

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

You can now buy these from all Croydon Libraries.

Display boards

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