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
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
"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.
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...
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