Croydon’s 13 libraries will launch a new timetable next month, with all buildings to remain open and council-owned, following resident feedback from two rounds of public consultation held last year.
Croydon Council is set to continue running all 13 of its libraries as a comprehensive in-house service but with shorter opening times in response to residents’ feedback on savings proposals.
Croydon residents are being urged to have their say on three detailed options put forward by the council to adapt the borough’s library service.
Croydon Council has ruled out closing five of its libraries but may work in partnership with an organisation or reduce opening hours under detailed plans going to consultation in June.
From Monday, 12 April Croydon libraries will make a phased return to services in line with government and public health guidance.
Croydon Council has today (Thursday) begun a consultation asking residents for their ideas and feedback on how to shape the borough’s libraries service amid tighter budget controls.
There will be a number of changes to the opening times of council services over the festive break.
Readers will soon be able to borrow books from five of Croydon’s libraries for the first time since the buildings were closed by coronavirus as the home library delivery service also restarts from Monday 20 July.
As we start to see our high streets come back to life, we are also preparing to reopen some more of our council services and buildings.
Residents are being reminded they can use their Croydon library card to unlock access to a hugely diverse offering of books, magazines and films online when libraries close their doors today (Friday 20 March).