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News and Announcements

New Website – Coming Soon

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Our website is getting a fresh new look very soon! Our new website will launch on Wednesday 26 January 2022, and is designed so that you can easily find the information, stock, and services you need. 

Some of the highlights include:

  • Streamlined design and navigation.
  • Enhanced searching.
  • Improved account functionality.
  • Better accessibility.
  • A seamless experience across all devices.

Our Libraries are open

We’re operating a full service again. For more information on the measures that are in place, please visit the COVID-19 updates page. Please check before your visit for any variations to opening times – these may change at short notice due to the ongoing effects of COVID-19 on our ability to staff and open libraries.

You must wear a face covering for the duration of your visit unless medically exempt.

We’re working hard to bring back our regular events and activities. The programme will be more streamlined, allowing us to focus on our most popular activities. Visit the What’s on page for the latest news and information.

The Local Studies and Archive Centre has now fully reopened. Please note that they will continue to operate on an appointment only basis on Saturdays until further notice.

You can keep up with all the latest news and highlights by subscribing to our newsletters through the Council's website.

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City of Stories Home

London Libraries and Bexley Libraries, in partnership with Spread the Word, is pleased to announce City of Stories Home, a free six month creative writing and reading programme taking place across every London Borough and the City of London between February to June 2022. City of Stories Home celebrates libraries as the place to make and share stories in our local communities.

Visit our What's On? page for more information.

Bexley Book of the Year 2021

Bexley book of the year

Thank you for all your votes for our Book of the Year Award.

The votes have been counted so now it's time to reveal the winner!


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Come and meet one of the Bexley Digital Champion Network volunteers. Find out more on our Computers, Wi-Fi and printing page.




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Bexley Libraries App - Have you tried our app?

Our app has had an update. New features include checking linked family accounts and using your phone as your library card.
Find out more on our Bexley Libraries App page.

Download it for free from:

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The Nest – The New Thamesmead Library

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Construction of the new Thamesmead library is underway – Read the news and information about the development.

The Storyhouse – The New Sidcup Library and Cinema

The Storyhouse artists impression

Construction of the new Sidcup library is underway – Read the news and information about the development.

Changes to Bexley's Digital Library

Our digital collection of comics and magazines has moved from RBdigital to Overdrive.

You can continue to browse, borrow, and enjoy all the same great magazines you enjoyed from RBdigital, now available to read in your browser, while connected to the internet or by downloading the Libby app to read offline.

If you  already enjoy the Libby app, there is no change, other than you may notice even more great titles available for you to borrow.

Magazines available from PressReader will not be affected.

Explore our digital library.

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