All Bexley Libraries will be closed Monday 25th December and Tuesday 26th December 2017 and on Monday 1st January 2018. All other opening hours will remain as advertised apart from 27th December when Crayford and Sidcup will close at 5.30pm instead of 7pm and 28th December when Central Library, Bexleyheath will close at 5.30pm instead of 7pm.
Central Library will close from 5.30pm on Wednesday 3 rd January 2018 for essential improvement works and re-open at 9:30am on Thursday 1 st February 2018.
Items borrowed from Central Library can be returned to any Bexley Council Library, renewed by telephone or online. For more information see our Central Library Refurbishment Works Document.
News and Announcements
Collect your free Bear's Reading Adventure sticker book
Libraries are so much fun - and Bookstart's sticker book for families with children aged up to five is another great reason to visit one with your family. Children can collect a missing object sticker every time they visit the library. It's the perfect reason to visit the library more often and get children loving libraries and books.
When children have collected all ten stickers, they can download or print a certificate that celebrates their achievement. You can find the book, Bear's Reading Adventure, in all libraries in Bexley.
Bath, Book, Bed Children’s reading charity BookTrust have launched a free new booklet for all parents/carers of young children, putting stories firmly at the centre of a good night’s sleep.
Libby is the brand new app which is making it simpler than ever to borrow eBooks and eAudiobooks from Bexley Libraries - all you need is your library card number and your four-digit PIN.
Bexley Book Buzz
Bexley Book Buzz is the new online book group from Bexley Libraries. Hosted on the Goodreads website, it's THE place to swap tips about great reads and new authors to try and to catch up on the latest book news. Why not sign up and join in?
At the moment we are chatting about the book we are currently reading and the winners of the Bexley and Bromley Book of the Year.
Its quick and easy - just sign up and then verify your email address and you can get started.
Stand out from the crowd with CareerActive!
A free resource for library members, with brilliant tips and videos on CVs, application forms and interviews. You can also use it to search for jobs.
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
Bromley Libraries are leaving the London Libraries Consortium in January 2018. This means that from 1st October 2017 you will only be able to borrow items from Bromley via Inter Library Loans. Please ask a member of staff if this service is available in your library.
To achieve this, none of their stock can be reserved from 1st September 2017 and none of their stock can be borrowed or renewed from 1st October 2017. If you currently have a Bromley item on loan or have a Bromley library card, please speak to a member of staff for advice.