We have some fresh, new DVDs, so come and stock up on your visual entertainment soon! We have Boyhood, Dracula Untold, Gone Girl, Maze Runner and A Most Wanted Man to name just a few – with more on the way, so watch this space…

These are ‘overnight’ loans, but you can actually keep them for 2-3 nights (depending on when you borrow them) for only £2.50 – bargain!


Our lovely photocopier is in good working order.  Don’t forget, you can now make colour copies! 

The copier is located upstairs at the back of the Studies library, with instructions on use and charges on the wall behind the machine. 

Thank you for being patient with us when the photocopier has been temperamental in the past.


Buy your Fresh Air Suburb poster here for only £5.50.  And for an extra £1.70 why not laminate?  Please visit and ask at the enquiry desk.

Fresh Air Suburb

What’s On at Your Library

Regular Children’s Events

Waggle andHum 

Bookbug Club 

Saturday Waggle and Hum 


Special Events in February 2015

Free IT courses on selected dates; please see in library for new dates and times

National Libraries Day on Sat 7th February until March

Stitch Pitch: quilting and patchwork workshop on Mon 16th February and future dates

The Norwood Society meeting on Thu 19th February

Book Club on Sat 28th February and 28th March

Consultation on Cultural Services by Lambeth Council

Please take the time to complete this questionnaire as part of Lambeth Council’s consultation on cultural services. The outcome of this consultation will directly impact on the future of your local library service, so your time and support is greatly appreciated.

This consultation is not just for Lambeth residents; whichever borough you reside in, your opinion is vital and valued.

If you cannot complete the online questionnaire (link below), please pick up a hard copy from the lobby at Upper Norwood Library or any of the Lambeth branch libraries.

Thank you!


Second-hand book sale

Library books, DVDs, CDs, games, story tapes, videos and jigsaw puzzles for sale in the Lending Library.

We currently have collectable comics for sale, some of which are complete series.  Don’t miss out; come in and bag yourself a bargain!

All items are individually priced and all audio/visual items are sold as seen.

Children’s books for sale

Children’s fiction and picture books are 40p each or 3 for £1. Starting a project at school? Need pictures or information? Come and buy a fact book here! They are only 50p each or 5 for £2. You can find them on the back wall of the Junior Library with pink labels on their spine.

 Local history postcards for sale

 A wide variety of postcards depicting the Crystal Palace in Upper Norwood and at its original location in Hyde park; other photographic views of local history interest and reproductions of old local history postcards; local artists postcards of Crystal Palace views. Postcards and posters of ‘The fresh Air Suburb’ advertising image from the 1900s. All displayed and available for sale at the enquiry desk on the ground floor.

 Audrey Hammond painting for sale

On display, we have a signed, limited edition print of local artist Audrey Hammond’s 1985 painting of Upper Norwood Library before the 2004 refurbishment. This painting is featured in the book Crystal Palace Norwood Heights – A Pictorial Record by Audrey Hammond, Brian Dann and Mike Conrad.

The proceeds from these prints are very kindly donated to the library by Audrey to help boost the library’s much-needed income. Click here to see an article about Audrey that was published in the Palace Magazine in Dec 2007.

Please ask at the enquiry desk on the ground floor if you are interested in purchasing a print.

Mike Conrad’s greeting cards and notelets for sale

Norwood notelets and greeting cards from drawings and paintings of the local area by local artist Mike Conrad FCSD FRSA are displayed and exclusively on sale here. All sales contribute to library funds. Click here to view Mike’s gallery of paintings and a small article about his work from the Crystal Palace Community Association website. Please ask at the enquiry desk on the ground floor if you would like to view or purchase. 

 Photographic exhibition prints for sale

Professional photographic images capturing Crystal Palace by Sean Michael Bulson LRPS and Craig Richardson of Glasshouse19 are exhibited on our front staircase. All print sales help to support the library. You can visit the Glasshouse19 gallery website here. A limited edition of 17″X 5″ framed panoramic prints are also available to view at the enquiry desk on the ground floor.