News and Announcements
From Saturday 8 August, face coverings must be worn in all Bexley libraries.
Covid-19 – Reopening of libraries
We are safely reopening our libraries following closures due to Covid-19.
All Libraries have now reopened. The first floor at Central Library and the Local Studies and Archives Centre will remain closed for the time being.
Find out more about which services will be available and the restrictions that will be in place when we reopen on the Covid-19 Updates page.
You can view a short video which explains how the restrictions work.
Due dates of items on loanThe due dates of all books and other items on loan from Bexley Libraries have been extended to 21 August 2020.
After that date, books and other items will need to be either returned to a library or renewed to prevent overdue charges from accruing.
Your Digital Library is Never Closed
You can still access lots of library services from the comfort of your own home - books, audiobooks, magazines, comics, newspapers and lots more!
Your Digital Library is available 24/7 and access to all these great resources is FREE for Bexley Libraries members.It’s easy to get started - all you need is your library card and PIN, an email address and an internet enabled device, such as a PC, tablet or smartphone.
- Read an eBook
- Listen to an Audiobook
- Read an eMagazine
- Read an eComic
- Read a newspaper online
- Access Online Reference Services
Resources for learning at home
There are lots of free, fun and educational activities available to help keep your child occupied at home, now that local schools have closed in response to the Coronavirus pandemic. Many schools will have issued guidance on what children can do whilst they are at home, but just in case you need some more ideas, we have come up with some suggestions to get you started.
Online resources for learning at home
Free digital audiobooks from RBDigital
PressReader – new for Bexley Libraries
PressReader is a fantastic new digital resource that offers FREE access to a huge selection of digital newspapers and magazines to everyone with a Bexley Library card.
Over 7,000 digital newspapers and magazines from across the world, in over 60 languages are available. Over 100 UK and Irish daily newspapers are on Press Reader – including The Guardian, Daily Mail, The Telegraph and The Observer. The papers are all full colour newspapers, unabridged, and include supplements.
You can browse and download titles free of charge at any time from any location using the free PressReader app.
For more information and to get started, click here
FREE Comics and Graphic Novels
Our range of digital comics and graphic novels has just gotten even better!
All your Marvel comic favourites, such as Spiderman, Black Panther, Captain Marvel and the Avengers are still available, but now you can also download lots of Disney titles as well, including Lion King, Frozen, Cars, Toy Story, Wall-E, Sleeping Beauty, Lady and the Tramp etc.
We also have lots of IDW titles, including Angel, Dungeons and Dragons, G.I. Joe, Jessica Jones, Orphan Black, Star Trek and Transformers.
It’s really easy to get started – all you need is an email address and your library card number.
Bexley Libraries App
Your personal library in the palm of your hand
Download the new Bexley Libraries App for quick and easy access to library services wherever you are, whatever the time. You can search the library catalogue, download eBooks, renew and reserve books and find out about events in libraries. With the App on your mobile device, you'll never be without your library card.
Download it for free from:
Bexley Care Hub
The Bexley Care Hub is an online portal which provides information on services for older people, those with care needs and their carers. There is information on financial assessments, savings and contributions and a useful tool for users to find services and providers near them. Users are also able to carry out a self-assessment of their own social care needs. Access The Bexley Care Hub