Norbury Library is to temporarily close for refurbishment work as part of an ongoing investment in Croydon’s 13 libraries.
The library upgrade will include a refreshed book stock, new spaces for community use and a new, faster IT network, as well as bringing the upstairs community room back into use.
For the first time Open + technology, set to be installed during the works, will allow residents with a library card out of hours access to the library.
As part of the refurbishment, new lighting and frameless glass doors will bring more light into the building, and the children’s library will move into a new vibrant and colourful space.
The library will close on Saturday 31 August at 5pm for the works to begin. While it is closed, residents will be able to use a pop-up library at the nearby Harlow Hall on Oak Hill Road, SW16 4PY.
The pop-up library will be open from 9am to midday on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, though residents will also be able to use other libraries in Croydon during their usual opening times.
The refreshed Norbury Library is due to reopen in spring 2020.
“Norbury Library is a distinctive building and we’ll be making sure the works respect the building’s 1930’s style.
“We are investing in all our libraries and working to create new vibrant spaces with better facilities that meet the needs of all our residents.”
Councillor Oliver Lewis, cabinet member for culture, leisure and sport