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South Norwood Library

Contact details

Telephone: 020 3700 1021
Address: Lawrence Road, South Norwood, SE25 5AA
Email: croydon.southnorwoodlibrary@carillionservices.co.uk

South Norwood LibraryOpening hours

  • Monday: 9am - 6pm
  • TuesdayClosed
  • Wednesday: 9:30am - 6pm
  • ThursdayClosed
  • Friday: 9am - 6pm
  • Saturday: 9am - 5pm
  • SundayClosed

Services

  • books, audio books and DVDs for reference and loan
  • children's library
  • homework help club (see below)
  • enquiry service
  • WiFi internet accessWiFi internet access
  • free use of PCs including internet access
  • black and white photocopier
  • colour photocopier
  • books in community languages
  • newspapers and periodicals
  • community information
  • reading groups (see below)

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 2pm -2:30pm (babies and toddlers)
  • Wiggle and Jiggle: Every Wednesday 11am -11:30am (2-4 year olds) 
  • Storytime and craft: Every Saturday 11am (under 5s)

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

The Chatterbooks reading group meets on Wednesdays 4pm-5pm (please contact library for further details)

Adult reading group meets on the first Saturday of the month 10.30am.

The Teen Group meets every 4 weeks on a Saturday at 2.30pm for books, creative writing, crafts and more

IT taster sessions

We hold IT taster sessions for beginners on Fridays and Saturdays at 9.15am -10.15am. Please book in advance with library staff

Homework help club

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

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

Hours

  • School term time: Monday and Wednesday 3:30pm-5:30pm, Saturday 2pm-5pm
  • Half-term and Easter holidays: Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 2pm-5pm
  • Summer and Christmas holidays: Closed