There are twelve libraries in Bexley borough, including two 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...
Dyslexia awareness week 5th - 11th October
Did you know that libraries have dyslexia friendly books for children including teenagers? Pop into your local library and staff will be pleased to help you.
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
Q: What's been the Best Book you've read this year?
A: ?... You tell us, and we'll tell everyone else about it!
Find out more and make your nominations on our Book of the Year 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...
Bexley 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
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 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