Information Services

Bookmark Your Library logoCroydon Libraries are part of the Universal Reading Offer which includes a national information offer to library customers called Bookmark Your Library which gives links to information on the subjects listed below and access to library catalogues and a 24/7 enquiry service. To find out more look at this website

Information and support for Older People and Carers

Information and support for Older People and CarersThe libraries work in partnership with other agencies such as Age UK to deliver an information service. 

For more information about Age UK please click on: 


The Carers Information Centre in Croydon provides support for carers of older people in Croydon:

Croydon Neighbourhood Care support local care agencies offer advice and support to older people:

Community information

We are currently updating our community information database records. If you have an existing entry on the Croydon Online website you may wish to check to see if your details are still current. If any amendments need to be made, please contact us using the amendments form located at the bottom of your entry. You can search the database or register a new organisation.

Community informationOur database of local organisations includes:

  • organisations offering support and advice
  • self-help and disability organisations, clubs and societies
  • interpreters and translators
  • speakers
  • tutors
  • music teachers
  • health professionals in private practice
  • complementary health therapists.

Libraries also display posters promoting local events and services. Visit your local library to find out more about the services we offer.

Croydon Libraries have a community information policy that outlines the criteria used when deciding whether to display a particular poster.

Download the community information policy for more information.  Get help with files and downloads.

Croydon Council’s family information DirectoryCroydon Council’s Family Information Directory

Please click on this link for a directory of services for families in Croydon including information about children’s centres, parenting and childcare.


Skyline logoSkyLine 

Skyline offers free and friendly online counselling for young people aged 14-25 in Croydon or Sutton. Simply register online and we'll connect you to a trained counsellor who you can talk to in confidence via our website. Alternatively, sign up to one of our group web chats (Skycasts) to meet other young people and learn more about topics such as anxiety or depression.
If you'd prefer to talk to someone face to face, SkyLine is part of Off The Record who provide a variety of services for young people across Croydon and Sutton including face to face counselling. Find out more here:


Health information

Come and visit the new Healthy Living Hub at the central library in Katherine Street and ask staff about becoming more active. There is a 'stop smoking' adviser available to help and visiting agencies come to the hub all through the month.

In every library there are Books on Prescription collections that help people find out more about mental health topics.

Some other helpful websites for health information are:

Business information

The libraries run business workshops to demonstrate the business online resources. Dates of these can be found on our events page

Other useful websites for business information are:

Jobs Careers and Skills

Learning Curves, CALAT, deliver The National Careers Service on the ground floor of the Croydon Clocktower in Katharine Street and deliver monthly workshops at New Addington and Thornton Heath libraries.

You may also find the Universal Skills resource helpful.

Other useful websites for Jobs, Careers and Skills can be found on our helping you to help yourself page


The libraries are not able to give advice on benefits but useful web pages are: 

Rights and Citizenship

Some helpful web pages for information are: 

Your Money   

If you need money or debt advice look at this page advice contacts which gives useful links.