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News and Announcements

Online payments

Our online payment facility will be temporarily unavailable from Friday 5 November while we make some improvements to the service. You can still pay charges during this time via telephone or by visiting one of our branches.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Christmas and New Year opening times

Central, Crayford, Erith, Sidcup, Thamesmead and Welling Libraries will be closed from 24 to 28 December inclusive and 1 to 3 January.

The Community Managed Libraries have made their own arrangements. Please contact them directly for more information.

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.

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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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

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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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