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Additional Needs

Please go to Access to Services for more information on

  • wheelchair access to our libraries
  • services for the visually impaired
  • support for people with learning disabilities


Bexley Local Offer

A one stop shop for information and services for 0-25 year olds who have special educational needs and disability.
Nina Bag Books

Bag Books

Bag Books are multi-sensory books that offer accessible stories for those who cannot benefit from mainstream books.They are told interactively, through actions and emotions rather than words and pictures, so they are perfect for anyone with severe learning difficulties (SLD), profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD) and those on the autistic spectrum.

They also work well with children who have language delay and younger mainstream children with visual impairment. Bag books are available to borrow from all libraries. For more information please download our Bag Books Leaflet

Here is a list of the Bag Books currently available in Bexley: List of Bag Books

Books for Visually Impaired Children

All Bexley libraries have tactile board books and talking books on CD.

Central Bexleyheath Library also has a small collection of ClearVision picture books in Braille and CustomEyes books with font size of 18pt or more

Activities which can be enjoyed by visually & impaired children aged 0-4

All Bexley libraries have a weekly Toddlertime session for 0-3 year olds.
These sessions consist of rhymes and songs and are very interactive.

For details of these events ask at your local library or see 


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