View this location Show map

Shirley Library

Contact details

Telephone: 020 3700 1019
Address: Wickham Road / Hartland Way, Shirley, Croydon, CR0 8BH
Email: croydon.shirleylibrary@carillionservices.co.uk

Shirley LibraryOpening hours

  • Monday: 9am - 1pm, 2pm - 6pm
  • Tuesday: 9am - 1pm, 2pm - 6pm
  • WednesdayClosed
  • Thursday: 9.30am-1pm, 2pm-7pm
  • Friday: 9am - 1pm, 2pm - 6pm
  • Saturday: 9am - 5pm
  • SundayClosed

Services

  • Books, CDs and DVDs for reference and loan
  • Children's library
  • Wordwise collection for children with dyslexia
  • Enquiry service
  • WiFi interner accessWiFi interner access
  • Free use of PCs including internet access
  • Black and white and colour photocopier
  • Newspapers and periodicals
  • Community information
  • Reading groups (see below)
  • 4 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.)

Events

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:

  • Bookstart Rhymetime: Fridays 10am -10:30am (babies and toddlers)
  • Storytime: Thursdays 2:15pm -2:45pm (two and a half onwards)
  • Saturday Once upon a Rhyme: each fortnight on a Saturday 10am -10:30am (babies and toddlers). Please contact the library for details of dates and topics.
  • Fortnightly Saturday Craft Workshops for 4 years and over from 2.30pm-4.00pm. Please contact the library for details of dates and topics

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.

Reading groups

Chatter Books (reading group for 8 - 11 year-olds) meets monthly on a Friday afternoon, 4pm-5pm. Why not join in and chat with other children about the books you have read and to find out about other exciting or funny books! You can also take part in games and quizzes and there are occasional visits from authors and illustrators of children's books. Please contact the library for details of dates and topics.

Our Teen Reading Group, for 11 years and over meets monthly on a Thursday afternoon, 4.30pm-5.30pm. Please contact the library for details of dates and topics.

Adult reading group

Our adult reading group takes place on the second or third Thursday in the month and runs between 6pm and 7pm. Please contact the library for details of dates and the book being discussed.

Adult activities

Knit & Natter, every other Friday, 2.30pm – 4.30pm
Craft Workshops, monthly on a Tuesday, 2.30pm – 4.30pm 
Work Club, every Tuesday, 10am – 12pm
Free monthly author talks

Please contact the library for dates and further details.

Computer sessions for beginners

These sessions are offered on Monday and Tuesday mornings and afternoons, and on Saturday mornings. Please contact the library for further details.

Food waste bags

You can now buy these from all Croydon Libraries. We sell them in packs of 75 and they cost £5.25 per pack.

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.

Take our survey

Can you spare a few minutes to help us improve our services?

Yes | No

Thank you for letting us know - we won't ask again.