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There are twelve 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 keep fit, dance, martial arts and much more. More information...


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Cityread London 2015

Cityread London is an annual celebration that aims to bring reading to life for the whole capital. Each April, Cityread asks London's citizens, workers and visitors to pick up a book – the same book – and read it together.

The chosen book this year is "Rivers of London" by Ben Aaronovitch We are hosting several events with a London/rivers theme and we are also delighted to let you know that the author himself will be visiting Bexley Central Library to talk about his books - click here for more details about Cityread 2015..


Summer Reading Challenge volunteers

Are you aged 15+?

We need volunteers to help children take part in the Summer Reading Challenge in libraries during the summer holidays.

Cick here for more information

Closing date Monday 1st June 2015


Crayford Library CV Club

Need free help creating a CV, we have volunteers to help at Crayford Library every Saturday commencing 7th March 2015 10.00am - 12.00 noon.  

No appointment necessary 

Enjoy eBooks

eBooks are free from Bexley Libraries and can be accessed from the comfort of your own home at any time - day or night. Find out more...


Crayford Library and Community Centre - Works to Town Hall Square

The Council has been advised that works will take place to complete the landscaping of Town Hall Square.  During this time the library and community centre will remain open as usual.  While the works take place there will be no direct route between Sainsbury's and Town Hall Square.  We have been advised that works will beginon Monday 16th February and take up to 10 weeks.  These works are the final phase of the redevelopment of the Town Hall site and are being carried out by the Developer in accordance with their planning application.


Who Won Book of the Year 2014?

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Reading Well Books on Prescription

Reading Well LogoReading 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...


Would You Like Us to Keep in Touch With You?

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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...

Love Libraries?

Tell us what you love about your library. Find out more...

National Numeracy Challenge LogoBexley Libraries Supports the National Numeracy Challenge

The National Numeracy Challenge is here helping adults learn the maths needed for everyday life. It can help you build your skills and confidence with numeracy. Find out more...



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...