Bexley Libraries

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There are eleven libraries in Bexley borough. 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

Crayford Community Centre Hall

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 private celebrations, wedding receptions and family parties. More information...


Bexley Libraries News

Easter Closing Dates

All Bexley libraries will be closed on Friday 18th April, Sunday 20th April, and Monday 21st April.

"My Dear I Wanted to Tell You" Cityread London 2014 Event

To celebrate the chosen title for this year's Cityread , we are hosting an event with novelist and journalist Louisa Young. She will be talking about women and war in the context of her moving love story set in London and on the Western Front in the First World War. Her book "My Dear I Wanted to Tell You" is a moving story of love, the horrors of the trenches and the genesis of plastic surgery. Find out more...


Summer Reading Challenge Volunteering Opportunity

Are you aged 15 and over? We need volunteers to help children take part in the Summer Reading Challenge in libraries during the summer holidays.

Apply early to secure your first library choice. Closing date Friday 6th June 2014.

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Cityread London 2014

Cityread London is an annual festival of literature that aims to bring reading to life for the city's inhabitants, workers and visitors. Taking place each April, Cityread London encourages the capital to simultaneously pick up a book and read it together. Find out more...


Who Won Book of the Year 2013?

Thanks to your votes we now have a winner. Find out who won on our Book of the Year page.




Meeting Rooms available in libraries

Hall for hireBexley 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

London Borough MapBexley is now a member of the London Libraries Consortium, a group of 17 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 17 library authorities.
*There is a charge for requesting items, please see our Fees and Charges


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Chatterbooks groups are reading and activity groups which are open to all children age 7-11. There is a group in every library and new members are always welcome. More information...