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Library closures - National Lockdown

Bexley libraries are currently closed for general access until at least 2 December due to national restrictions that have been put in place to control the spread of COVID-19.

The Post Office at Crayford Library, as an essential service, will remain open throughout the lockdown period and will be operating its normal opening times.

All items that customers have borrowed have been extended until 9 December.

Bexley libraries provide a wide range of online services, including free access to a wide range of e-books and online resources.

During the lockdown period, we are operating a new click and collect service for two days a week at Central Library, Bexleyheath and Sidcup Library.

Additionally, computers will be available for digital access to essential public services. More information about accessing computers can be found on our COVID-19 Updates page.

New click and collect service

During lockdown, keen readers will be pleased to learn that they can still borrow library books. Our new click and collect service will be available at Sidcup Library and Central Library, Bexleyheath for two days a week. 

The service has been designed in keeping with the new guidance issued by the government about what services are allowed to run during lockdown.  Libraries are able to offer a click and collect service, so long as customers pre-order the books they want to collect. 

Please visit the click and collect page for more information.

Have your say on the future of Bexley’s libraries

We are currently consulting on a number of options relating to the delivery of library services in Bexley.
The consultation sets out various proposals, including amendments to opening hours, self-service only times, how events and activities are run, access to the Local Studies and Archives Centre and how Community Managed Libraries are supported. 
View the full outline of the proposals.
You can have your say by:

  • Completing our online survey
  • Completing a paper survey form available from any of our libraries
  • Writing to ‘London Borough of Bexley, Library Services, Footscray Offices, Maidstone Road, Sidcup, DA14 5HS

The survey should take no longer than 10 minutes to complete, unless you wish to make detailed comments on any of the proposals.

All responses must be received by 19 December 2020.

Bexley Book of the Year 2020 - shortlist

Bexley book of the year

We have selected a shortlist of six books from all your nominations and you can now cast your vote to decide our winner!
Visit the Book of the Year page to cast your vote. 

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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.

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