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  1. Programs
  2. History
  3. Bus and Parking
  4. Meeting Space
  5. Art Exhibits
  6. At the Library


Child doing homework with helper at the library

The after school Homework Club at Crouch runs once a week after school for 2 hours during the school year. It pairs up children and volunteers trained by Frontier College.

All Programs  

Drop In  


Just for Fun

Book Clubs


Special Events

Music and Dance

Movies and Films

Health and Wellness



Teens or Tweens




Note: The programs listed are only the ones offered at this Branch (which is open to all).  We have a variety of programs offered at each of our 16 branches which are also open to everyone.

Our Branch provides a wide variety of programs and services for you, including preschool storytimes for children from birth to age five, two adult book clubs, literacy programs and more.

Many different community organizations work together with the Crouch Branch Library, including the Crouch Neighbourhood Resource centre which shares space with us. It offers high quality programs from education and recreation to basic needs support. We also partner with: Service Canada, Hamilton Road Community Association, Hutton House, TVNELP (Thames Valley Early Learning Program), Literacy London, Thames Secondary School, and 8 elementary schools in the area. This enables us to offer high quality programs for you, training opportunities for both students and those with disabilities, and outreach projects.


Crouch branch library

The Crouch Branch Library has been part of the Hamilton Road Community since 1922. The branch has gone through many changes since then, most notably our rebuild in 2002. Our new one story building houses a state-of-the-art Library, Employment Resource Centre and the Crouch Neighbourhood Resource Centre.

Crouch Branch Library offers services to people living in the Hamilton Road and Crumlin areas.

Historical Facts about Crouch Branch

November 3, 1921 The London Public Library secured a one-year lease of premises in the Bourne Block at 435 Hamilton Road for London's third branch library, Southeast (presently Crouch) Branch.

1922 London’s third branch library, Southeast (presently Crouch) Branch moves to the basement of the Trafalgar Public School.

April 1925 The Southeast (presently Crouch) Branch Library settles in a house at 550 Hamilton Road (at the northwest corner of Sackville Street)

April 10, 1958 A new building is opened for the Southeast Branch Library and it is renamed the Richard E.Crouch Branch Library.

July 1970 The Crouch Neighbourhood Resource Centre is created.

November 13, 1981 The Historic Sites Committee of the London Public Library Board unveils a plaque to honour the library's longest serving chief executive, Richard Edwin Crouch.

February 2002 The former Crouch Branch building at 550 Hamilton Road is demolished and service is resumed at 220 Adelaide Street North dutring the construction of the new Crouch Branch building.

February 1, 2003 Dr. Keith Crouch unveils a plaque honouring his father, Richard Crouch, at the opening of the new Crouch Branch Library.

July 7, 2012 Employment Resource Centres close at Central, Crouch and Jalna branches.


Click HERE for a complete chronological history of London Public Library.

Crouch Branch Profile (PDF)


ALERT: The entrance to the Crouch Branch parking lot is currently closed due to road construction on Sackville St. Construction details can be found here. You can call the Crouch Branch at 519-661-4600 with questions about parking alternatives.

Bus Route

You can get to us by London Transit Commission (LTC) bus Route 3 Downtown–Fairmont/Argyle Mall which stops within 250 metres of the branch.

Go to LTC Routes to select a route, direction and stop and you will be given the next three arrival times and destination for that stop based on live data. Each stop location in the drop-down list is followed by its corresponding bus stop ID number.

Meeting Space

View all Library Spaces at London Public Library:  Meeting Rooms, Study and Music Practice Rooms and Wolf Performance Hall.

For more information and to rent or reserve a meeting room, contact Meetings and Events Services staff at (519)-661-5120 or

Art Exhibits

At the Library

Crouch Branch Library Collection

Adult / General



Note: The materials linked in this section are those materials currently located at this Branch.  We are happy to deliver materials from any London Public Library location to your requested library location.  This service is free and quite efficient.

Please also see the following sections for our collections from across the library system: New Items, Life, Research, Staff Picks, Kids, and Teens.

Each location has a materials return chute that is open when the library is closed except Cherryhill and Sherwood (chutes available during mall hours).

Library Services

In addition to lending, reference, reader's advisory and community referral services, we offer computer workstations with access to the Internet as well as software and electronic resources.

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