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Thornton Heath Library

Contact details

Telephone: 020 3700 1023
Address: 190 Brigstock Road, Thornton Heath, CR7 7JB

Thornton Heath LibraryOpening hours

  • Monday: 9am - 6pm
  • Tuesday: 9am - 6pm
  • Wednesday: 9am - 6pm
  • ThursdayClosed
  • Friday: 9:30am - 7pm
  • Saturday: 9am - 5pm
  • SundayClosed

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Check full accessibility details on the DisabledGo website.


  • books, audio books and DVDs for reference and loan
  • children's library
  • teen library for young people aged 11-19
  • enquiry service
  • WiFi internet accessWiFi internet access
  • free use of PCs including internet access
  • colour photocopier
  • books in community languages
  • newspapers
  • community information
  • reading and writing groups (see below)
  • homework help club (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

Children's events

We run the following free weekly drop-in events for young children:

  • Wiggle and Jiggle: Tuesdays 10am -10.30am (toddlers)
  • Rhymetime: Saturdays 10am -10.30am (babies)
  • Storytime: Fridays 10am -10.30am (under 5s)
  • Scribblers stories and crafts: Wednesdays 4pm -5pm (ages 5 to 10, term-time only)

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 and writing groups

  • Crime reading group (adults): one Saturday each month 2:30pm -3:30pm.
  • Creative writing group (adults): one Friday each month 5pm -6.00pm

Please contact the library for further information.

Other activites for adults

  • Older people's club: fortnightly on a Friday 11am-1pm.  Drop-in
  • Knit and knatter: fortnightly on a Friday 11am-noon.  Drop-in
  • IT taster sessions:  Saturdays 10am-11am, 11am-noon. Advance booking essential; please contact the library to book a session.

Homework help club

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

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

Operating Hours | Term Time Only

  • School term time: Tuesday and Friday 4pm - 6pm, Saturday 2pm -5 pm
  • Summer and Christmas holidays: Closed.

Work Club

The Work Club is run by volunteers and is here to offer support with job search and help with typing CVs. Come and meet other people who are also looking for a job and share your own experiences and skills. To find out more, drop in on a Wednesday between 10am and 12 noon.

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.