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
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...
Refurbishment Works at Sidcup Library
Sidcup Library will close from 5.30pm on Friday 20th February 2015 for improvement works that will enhance and improve the library. The library will re-open at 10.00am on Monday 9th March 2015.
During the works all items borrowed from Sidcup Library can be returned to any Bexley Council Library, renewed by telephone on 020 8303 777 or Online. The nearest Bexley Council Library to Sidcup is Blackfen Library.
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.
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