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South Norwood Library

Contact details

Telephone: 020 3700 1021
Address: Lawrence Road, South Norwood, SE25 5AA

South Norwood LibraryOpening hours

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

Check full accessibility details on the DisabledGo website.​Accessibility

Check full accessibility details on the DisabledGo website.


  • books, audio books and DVDs for reference and loan
  • children's library 
  • 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)
  • 8 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:

  • Rhymetime: Mondays 11 am - 11:30am and Fridays 2pm - 2:30pm (babies and toddlers) . Term time only
  • Wiggle and Jiggle: Every Wednesday 11am -11:30am (babies and toddlers)
  • Rhymetime  : Fridays 2pm to 2:30 pm (babies and toddlers)
  • Storytime: 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 Adult reading group meets on the first Saturday of the month 10.30am.

IT taster sessions

We hold IT taster sessions for beginners on Wednesdays and Fridays from 10am-11am and 11am-12 pm, 12pm to 1pm. Please book in advance with library staff.

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.