News and Announcements
Are you missing your regular Storytime? Follow the links below to hear Will from Welling Library reading some amazing stories!
Look out for more stories coming soon!
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
Access to Bexley records on Ancestry for library members
We are very pleased to announce that you will now be able to access the following data collections free of charge by using your library card and pin whilst Bexley Libraries are closed due to the pandemic:
- Bexley, Kent, England, Cemetery Registers, 1879-1985
- Bexley, Kent, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1558-1812
- Bexley, Kent, England, Church of England Births and Baptisms, 1813-1925
- Bexley, Kent, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1935
- Bexley, Kent, England, Church of England Deaths and Burials, 1813-1985
- Bexley, Kent, England, Electoral Registers, 1734-1965
- Bexley, Kent, England, WWI Registration Cards, 1914-1919
These records can be found on the ‘My Account’ page once you have logged in with your library card number and pin.
If you are not already a member of Bexley Libraries you can register online.
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
Bexley Libraries also have some great suggestions for adults who would like to learn a new skill or brush up on their learning while self-isolating at home.
Available exclusively to library members, you can access our regular range of online resources at home, simply by following the links and entering your Bexley Library card number. We also have a list of useful web links to browse too.
When your days work is done, why not sit back and relax with an eBook from our online collection. Go on, you deserve it!
Free digital audiobooks from RBDigital
Free digital audiobooks from Ulverscroft
You can now listen to eAudiobooks through your phone or tablet with uLIBRARY.
Until 31 July, Ulverscroft are giving members of Bexley Library Service free access to a collection of 500 digital audiobooks on the uLIBRARY portal.
It’s easy to get started – just register at www.ulibrary.net/register
You just need your name, your email address, your library (Bexley Library Service) and Country (UK) to register. Ulverscroft will then email your login credentials within 72 hours.
Once you have your login credentials, just follow these 6 steps to download your favourites.
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. The Bexley Care Hub can be accessed with the following link: https://carehub.bexley.gov.uk