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Libraries set to reopen on 21 June

We are delighted to announce that all Bexley Libraries are set to reopen during the week beginning 21 June 2021.

New opening hours will be in operation, as part of the new library service model that was agreed by Bexley’s Cabinet in January 2021, following on from the ‘Changes to Bexley’s Libraries 2020 consultation, as below:

Library Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Central (Bexleyheath) 9.30am - 5.30pm 9.30am - 5.30pm 9.30am - 5.30pm 9.30am - 7.00pm CLOSED 9.30am - 5.00pm
Crayford 9.30am - 5.30pm CLOSED 9.30am - 7.00pm CLOSED 9.30am - 5.30pm 9.30am - 5.00pm
Erith CLOSED 9.30am - 7.00pm CLOSED 9.30am - 5.30pm 9.30am - 5.30pm 9.30am - 5.00pm
Sidcup 9.30am - 5.30pm CLOSED 9.30am - 7.00pm CLOSED 9.30am - 5.30pm 9.30am - 5.00pm
Thamesmead 9.30am - 7.00pm CLOSED 9.30am - 5.30pm CLOSED 9.30am - 5.30pm 9.30am - 5.00pm
Welling CLOSED 9.30am - 5.30pm CLOSED 9.30am - 5.30pm 9.30am - 5.30pm 9.30am - 5.00pm


We will continue to operate a click and collect service at Central Library, Bexleyheath and Crayford Library until we reopen.

All libraries will operate on a self-service basis on Saturdays and Central Library will no longer be open on Sundays.

All items that are currently on loan to customers have been extended until 4 July 2021 so you will need to ensure you have returned or renewed any items before this date.

For information about any measures that may be in place, please visit the COVID-19 updates page. Please check before your visit for any variations to opening times. These may change at short notice due to the ongoing effects of COVID-19 on our ability to staff and open libraries.


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Changes to Bexley's Digital Library

Our digital collection of comics and magazines has moved from RBdigital to Overdrive.

You can continue to browse, borrow, and enjoy all the same great magazines you enjoyed from RBdigital, now available to read in your browser, while connected to the internet or by downloading the Libby app to read offline.

If you  already enjoy the Libby app, there is no change, other than you may notice even more great titles available for you to borrow.

Magazines available from PressReader will not be affected.

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