Telephone: 020 3700 1019
Address: Wickham Road / Hartland Way, Shirley, Croydon, CR0 8BH
- Monday: 9am-6pm
- Tuesday: 9am-6pm
- Wednesday: CLOSED
- Thursday: 9.30am-7pm
- Friday: 9am-6pm
- Saturday: 9am-5pm
- Sunday: CLOSED
- Books, CDs and DVDs for reference and loan
- Children's library
- Wordwise collection for children with dyslexia
- Enquiry service
- WiFi internet 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.)
A full list of library events can be found in our Events Calendar
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.
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.
- Knit & Natter, every other Friday, 2.30pm – 4.30pm
- Craft Workshops, monthly on a Tuesday, 2.30pm – 4.30pm
- Free monthly author talks
Please contact the library for dates and further details.
Computer sessions for beginners
One-to-one sessions for computer beginners and those looking to learn something new are offered on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons. Please contact the library for further details and slots. Sessions are subject to the availability of our IT volunteers, and may need to be changed at short notice.
Food waste bags
You can now buy these from all Croydon Libraries. We sell them in packs of 100 and they cost £5.70 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.