Book worms in Selsdon can now access the library out of hours.

As part of a refurbishment of the library in Addington Road, Selsdon will be the first library in Croydon to trial Open+ technology.

It is set to be introduced later this year and will mean that people with a library card can enter the library out of hours.

Selsdon Library is the first of Croydon’s 13 libraries to be refurbished which includes new IT equipment, furniture and books.

Councillor Oliver Lewis, cabinet member for culture, leisure and sport, said: “We are investing in all our libraries as part of our commitment to improving and enhancing the services they offer to Croydon residents and we hope they will become real hubs of our communities.”

Next on the list to be upgraded are Norbury and Thornton Heath libraries. 

Norbury Library in will temporarily close for a £1 million refurbishment on August 31, reopening in Spring 2020.

As part of the refurbishment, the 1930s building in Beatrice Avenue, will get new lighting and frameless glass doors to bring more light into the building.

While the work is taking place there will be a pop-up library at Harlow Hall on Oak Hill Road which will be open from 9am to midday on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.