Contact or Visit Us


39-41 Westow Hill
Upper Norwood
SE19 1TJ

Access for people with disabilities
Wheelchair access:
The library is on street level with automatic door access.
There is a disabled toilet on the ground floor.
There is lift access to the Studies Library on the first floor.
Registered assistance dogs welcome.
There is no Induction Loop.

Opening Times

Mondays 1pm to 5pm
Tuesdays 10am to 7pm
(please note we are now open across the lunch period)
Thursdays 9.30am to 7pm (please note we are now open across the lunch period)
Saturdays 9am to 5pm.

Although our telephone number is normally 020 8670 2551, due to a technical problem we have a temporary telephone number which is 020-7926 1063.


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Local transport

Rail: Gipsy Hill station Southern line

Rail:  Crystal Palace station – Southern & London Overground lines

Buses: 3, 122, 157, 202, 227, 249, 322, 358, 363, 410, 417, 432 & 450

Buses from Crystal Palace Route Finder:

020 8670 2551 (although temporarily it is 020-7926 1063)

Enquiries and information only
If your enquiry is urgent please telephone during opening hours or visit us in person.
This email address is for information only. It is not possible to renew borrowed items by email therefore we are unable to answer or respond to any such requests. Due to service restrictions that are beyond our control a response time to enquiries cannot be provided.
Thank you for your cooperation.