Information on how residents can make their views known during phase 2 is given below:

Feedback received during phase 1 of Croydon Libraries Consultation has helped the library service work through all of the options available to achieve the savings needed for 2022/23, while maintaining a statutory library service.

Following a meeting of the council’s cabinet where it was agreed to start the second phase of public consultation on proposed changes to the service, residents are now invited to express their 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

You can find more details for each of these options.

Two webinars are also being held, expected to last 90 minutes each. Each will include a short presentation on the options followed by Q&As. Attendees are welcome to submit questions in advance to or leave a message on 020 7884 5159

Saturday 12 June 11.00am

Tuesday 15 June 6.30pm

The survey is available online at: Alternatively, you may request a paper copy from any Croydon library or by email Please return your paper copy to any library by 21 July 2021.

The online survey ends at midnight 26 July 2021.