In recent years the council has modernised its libraries service, especially access to high-speed broadband and the online library, which has attracted 1,800 new members since April 2020. Through partnership with The Libraries Consortium, local people can access more than six million books from 200 libraries, plus 41,000 e-books, thousands of online newspapers, and hundreds of e-magazines.
However, the buildings at Bradmore Green, Shirley, Sanderstead, South Norwood and Broad Green will close unless viable alternative plans are found that cost no public money. These five libraries have expensive long-term maintenance costs and dropping visitor numbers.
Croydon Council has therefore begun a consultation asking residents for their ideas and feedback on how to shape the borough’s libraries service amid tighter budget controls. For further information please click here.
To take part in the consultation, visit the council website to fill out the survey online, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or, to request a paper survey, call 020 7884 5159 or write to: Croydon Central Library, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET
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