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...
Consultation on a proposed commissioned approach to the
Bexley Library Service
27 July - 18 September 2015
For more information and to take part in the survey, please use the following link:
Survey forms are also available in all libraries
Bexley Community Library Closing for Refurbishment
Bexley Community Library will close from 5pm on Friday 4th September 2015 for refurbishment work.
It will re-open at 12.00 noon on Tuesday 29th September 2015 following restoration and decoration works to the exterior and interior of the building.
All items borrowed from the library will be issued with extended return dates to take into consideration the closure period.
Lesley Pearse at Central Library, Bexleyheath
Come and hear global bestselling author Lesley Pearse speaking about her latest novel 'Without a Trace' on Monday the 7th of September 7.00pm - 8.00pm. Tickets cost £2.50
For more information click here
New Job Seekers Club at Sidcup Library
Starting Monday 10th August, there will be a jobseekers club at Sidcup Library. The course will last for 4 weeks, each session lasts 2 hours 10.30 am to 12.30pm and will cover CV writing, interview skills and job searching. The first hour will be a "drop-in" session and the second hour is bookable.
The course is run by The Learning Centre Bexley
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