News and Announcements
Bexley Libraries are in the process of leaving the London Libraries Consortium. This means that from 15 November 2018 you will no longer be able to reserve items from other consortium members and from 15 December 2018 you will no longer be able to borrow or renew items from other consortium members.
If you currently have any non-Bexley items on loan or have a non-Bexley library card, please speak to a member of staff for advice.
Items requested that are not in Bexley’s stock may be obtained by purchase or inter library loan.
Book Buzz 2019
Book Buzz - Bexley’s second Literary Festival – will be taking place from 16 February to 2 March 2019.
For details of the programme and how to get your free tickets for events, click here
Join the Discovery Club!
Explore the world of science at Central, Bexleyheath and Welling Libraries, with fun experiments and activities.
Starting in January, for children aged 7 to 11.
Click here for more information
Vote for your favourite
Thank you for all your great suggestions, reviews and recommendations…
From all your nominations, we’ve selected a shortlist of six books.
Voting is now open for you to choose our Bexley Book of the Year – tick one box and vote for your favourite!
Voting closes at the end of January, and the winner will be announced at the launch of Book Buzz – Bexley’s Literary Festival – on 16 February 2019
Marvel-ous FREE Digital Comics
It is now even easier to download FREE comics and graphic novels from Bexley Libraries.
Customers who use the RBDigital app for eMagazines now have in-app access to a new selection of comics - just look on the left-hand side of your screen where you will see a new option to choose COMICS as well as MAGAZINES.
Marvel titles, including Ant Man, the Avengers, Black Panther, Captain America, Dr Strange, Fantastic Four, Guardians of the Galaxy, Incredible Hulk, Spiderman, Thor and X Men are available alongside your favourite IDW comics, such as Angel, Dungeons and Dragons, GI Joe, Star Trek, Transformers and X-Files.
If you don't already use RBDigital, it is really easy to get started
New Saturday Club starting at Crayford Library
A fun and exciting craft and activity club based around books is starting at Crayford Library. Once a month children aged 7-11 are invited to join in the fun on a Saturday 10.30am-11.30am.
Please contact Crayford Library for more details.
Do you have time to spare?
Why not help out with one of our fun clubs and activities for adults or children.
Opportunities include our new Digilab role volunteer which involves helping children with our new Discover and Coding Clubs.
Visit our Volunteering page to see all of our current volunteering opportunities.
Download FREE magazines
Do you download our eMagazines to your tablet or smartphone?
If you are still using the Zinio for Libraries App to do so, you will need to switch to the RBDigital App instead, as the Zinio App is being discontinued.
It’s easy to switch - your username and password will remain the same and you won't lose any of your previously checked out content. Find out more
New eMagazines now available
Nine new titles have just been added to our eMagazine collection –
• BBC Wildlife Magazine
• Gardeners’ World
• Men’s Health
• Mother and Baby
• Radio Times
• Top Gear
Download them to your tablet, smartphone or other device FREE.
Click here to checkout your magazines
Stories for children with additional needs
Multi-sensory books are available to borrow from Central Bexleyheath, Crayford, Erith, Sidcup, Thamesmead and Welling libraries – ask the library staff.
For more information please download our Bag Books Leaflets.
Bath, Book, Bed Children’s reading charity BookTrust have launched a free new booklet for all parents/carers of young children, putting stories firmly at the centre of a good night’s sleep.
Libby is the brand new app which is making it simpler than ever to borrow eBooks and eAudiobooks from Bexley Libraries - all you need is your library card number and your four-digit PIN.
Bexley Book Buzz
Bexley Book Buzz is the new online book group from Bexley Libraries. Hosted on the Goodreads website, it's THE place to swap tips about great reads and new authors to try and to catch up on the latest book news. Why not sign up and join in?
At the moment we are chatting about the book we are currently reading and the winners of the Bexley and Bromley Book of the Year.
Its quick and easy - just sign up and then verify your email address and you can get started.
Stand out from the crowd with CareerActive!
A free resource for library members, with brilliant tips and videos on CVs, application forms and interviews. You can also use it to search for jobs.
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. The Bexley Care Hub can be accessed with the following link: https://carehub.bexley.gov.uk