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Libraries have reopened

We are delighted to announce that all Bexley Libraries have reopened.

We are pleased to advise that you are able to:

  • Borrow, return and renew items
  • Access a range of Council services and get other types of help from our staff
  • Make use of our IT facilities, including using a PC, scanner and printing services (subject to availability).
  • Make use of study desks - please note these will be on a first-come, first-served basis

The first floor at Central Library has now reopened.

Please note that the Local Studies and Archive Centre is operating on an appointment-only basis until further notice. Please visit the Local Studies page for more information.

We will be restarting some of events over the coming weeks. Please visit the What's On page to find out more.

For information about the measures that are in place, please visit the COVID-19 updates page. Please check before your visit for any variations to opening times. These may change at short notice due to the ongoing effects of COVID-19 on our ability to staff and open libraries.

Bexley's book of the year

Once again, we’re looking for nominations for our book of the year.

Nominations are now open!

Tell us about the best book you’ve read this year -

Fiction, non-fiction, children’s … highbrow, lowbrow, old or new, we don’t mind as long as you enjoyed it!

For more details and to nominate a book online, visit our Book of the Year page.

Wild World Heroes Presented by The Reading Agency.Summer Reading Challenge 2021

Have you enjoyed this year's Summer Reading Challenge?

Please tell the Reading Agency about your experience of the Summer Reading Challenge. Take part in the family survey available online at

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Bexley Libraries App - Have you tried our app?

Our app has had an update. New features include checking linked family accounts and using your phone as your library card.
Find out more on our Bexley Libraries App page.

Download it for free from:

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The Nest – The New Thamesmead Library

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Construction of the new Thamesmead library is underway – Read the news and information about the development.

The Storyhouse – The New Sidcup Library and Cinema

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Construction of the new Sidcup library is underway – Read the news and information about the development.

Changes to Bexley's Digital Library

Our digital collection of comics and magazines has moved from RBdigital to Overdrive.

You can continue to browse, borrow, and enjoy all the same great magazines you enjoyed from RBdigital, now available to read in your browser, while connected to the internet or by downloading the Libby app to read offline.

If you  already enjoy the Libby app, there is no change, other than you may notice even more great titles available for you to borrow.

Magazines available from PressReader will not be affected.

Explore our digital library.

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