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Options for the future of Croydon's libraries service

Why are we doing this?

Our library service in Croydon means so much to our residents across the whole borough, something made very clear to us in the 2,510 responses received in the first phase of consultation about the future of our library service.

Thank you to everyone who took the time to share their views and ideas for the service. This feedback has helped us work through all of the options available to achieve the savings needed for 2022/23, while maintaining a statutory library service.

Options for our future library service

Following a meeting of our council’s cabinet  where it was agreed to start the second phase of public consultation on proposed changes to the service, we now want to hear people’s views on the following options developed to make the £500,000 savings target outlined in detail in the cabinet paper.

  • Reduce service hours by 21% across the borough
  • Outsource all libraries
  • Hybrid – reduction in service hours (two days per week) to eight libraries and five community run libraries
What do we want to know?

You can find more details for each of these options

Have your say

We want to hear your views on the options for our future library service. We’d also like to hear any ideas you may have.

Complete the online survey before midnight, 26 July 2021

Request a paper copy from any Croydon library or email and return it by 21 July 2021.

Request the survey and consultation information in a different format or language by writing to  

Join one of our Webinars::

Saturday 12 June

Tuesday 15 June

What we found out
What difference has it made?

Contact (for more details)

Libraries consultation

Project start date
01 Jun 2021
Project end date
26 Jul 2021
Report available by
Due 01 August 2021
Who can take part?
Residents, All - everyone invited to take part
Topic Area
London Borough of Croydon
Ends: 26 Jul 2021


Libraries Consultation Phase 2


Open+ technology - libraries consultation


Other options considered - libraries consultation