Plans for a new library in South Norwood are in the works.

Croydon Council have announced plans to build the £500,000 library at a currently vacant site in Station Road.

It will replace the current "outdated and inaccessible" library around the corner on the junction of Selhurst Road and Lawrence Road.

This proposal follows a recent building survey on the old library that estimated it required £420,000 worth of modernisation works and repairs just to keep it operational for the next 20 years.

"For not much more money than we need to spend to patch up the current building we can use the available budget to deliver a brand new facility that will be designed with tomorrow’s users in mind," Councillor Timothy Godfrey said.

"When we asked people for their thoughts on our libraries last year they overwhelmingly told us they wanted more services to be made available, and this proposal will allow that to happen."

The new library would be condensed to just one floor, but will have the same number of books as the old one.

It is expected that the new building would be ready by some time in 2019.

You can have your say on the proposal here.