There are twelve libraries in Bexley borough, including six community managed libraries. Whatever your reason for visiting a Bexley library - leisure, information, learning, a place to study or just reading for pleasure - you can open up a world of knowledge and entertainment. Bexley Libraries website enables you to renew and request books and DVDs, find out about library events and read book reviews at the click of a mouse. You can join the library online or in your local library, for free.
Crayford Community Centre
The Crayford Community Centre hall and meeting room are now available to hire for private and public events such as conferences, meetings and public displays, as well as keep fit, dance, martial arts and much more. More information...
What's On in Bexley Libraries?
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Find out what is happening in your local library this Summer.
The Big Friendly Read Launch
The Big Friendly Read was launched at Central Library Bexleyheath with John Kirk's retelling of Roald Dahl’s story ‘The Twits’. The Mayor of Bexley, Councillor Eileen Pallen and Rt. Hon. Mr David Evennett MP attended and encouraged the children from Gravel Hill Primary School to take part in the Summer Reading Challenge.
Bexley and Bromley Careers Centre
The Career Centre is packed with interactive tools, eLearning content and the latest job opportunities, all designed to help you navigate today's job market and move your career forward with confidence.
Council Libraries are now Open for Longer.
All Council managed libraries are now open 6 days per week from 9.30am and no longer have a closed half day during the week. Download our new Opening Hours document.
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
We're looking for Meet and Greet Volunteers to provide a first point of contact for signposting customers to relevant sources of information at Central Library and Sidcup Library. Find out about this and other volunteering opportunities on our Volunteering Page
The Freedom Pass
The Freedom Pass for Older People, and the Freedom Pass for Disabled People are funded by your local borough council and give free travel on most public transport in London 24 hours a day (after 9.30am on most National Rail services within the London area), including all day at weekends and on public holidays. This pass may also be used to travel on local bus services in the rest of England under the terms of the Concessionary Bus Travel Act 2007.
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Reading Well Books on Prescription
Reading Well Books on Prescription helps you to understand and manage your health and wellbeing using self-help reading. It is endorsed by health professionals and supported by public libraries. Find out more...
Access to Research
Do you need to research subjects in more depth than you can in books or using Google? You may be studying, need to know about medical conditions or just curious to know more. The Library is launching a new service that will allow you to do this. Find out more...
Meeting Rooms available in libraries
Bexley Libraries also have a number of other meeting rooms available for use by community groups and commercial organisations. There are rooms for hire at Blackfen Library, Crayford Library, Erith Library, Sidcup Library, Welling Library and Central Library, Bexleyheath. More information...
Reservation Waiting and Overdue Item Notifications
You can now choose to receive notifications from Bexley Library Service in four ways;
- by email
- by automated telephone call
- by SMS text message
- by post
If you would like to change the way we contact you, please speak to a member of staff on your next visit to the library.
Access to the London Libraries Consortium catalogue
Bexley is a member of the London Libraries Consortium, a group of 18 London library authorities. Using your Bexley Library card you can have access to six million items of stock through a shared library catalogue which is one of the biggest in the country and includes some of the largest community language collections in London and broadens choice for customers. Search the catalogue and place a request* for any item from the 18 library authorities.
*There is a charge for requesting items, please see our Fees and Charges
Members of the London Libraries Consortium:
- Barking and Dagenham
- Luton (from March 2016)
- Sutton (from July 2016)
- Tower Hamlets
- Waltham Forest