The Upper Norwood Library Hub in Croydon re-opened on Saturday (July 15) after undergoing a refurbishment.

The library has been newly renovated with construction to the roof, floors and internal decorations. Spaces are now available for meetings, community events and conferences. Car park spaces can also be hired.

Community Hub Director, Emily Jewell, said: “With the support of Lambeth and Croydon Councils, we now have a building fit for the 21st century.

“We are delighted that we have such a great building for the Upper Norwood community who fought so hard to keep the library open. This is a building for our community to borrow books, resources and use for a wide range of activities and services.”

Councillor Timothy Godfrey, cabinet member for culture, leisure and sport, said: “I’m absolutely delighted to see the Upper Norwood Library Hub re-open and it’s fantastic to see how plans for the range of services on offer are developing. Libraries are vital parts of the community, and we are determined as a council to see them thrive.”

An annual fund of £110,000 has been promised by Croydon Council to support the library.