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Covid-19 – Reopening of libraries

We are starting to safely reopen our libraries following their closure due to Covid-19.  

From Tuesday 7th July, Central Library (ground floor) and Crayford Library will reopen as part of a phased approach to reopening our libraries

Find out more about which services will be available and what limitations will be in place when we reopen on the Covid-19 Updates page.

Central Library, Bexleyheath and Crayford Library have re-opened, with some restrictions in place to ensure your safety.
You can view a short video which explains how the restrictions work.
More information is also available on our COVID-19 Updates page.

Silly Squad, Summer Reading Challenge 2020


This year's annual Summer Reading Challenge has gone digital!

Find out more about this year's challenge and how you can join in!

 

eMagazines are moving!

From 1 July 2020, some of our FREE downloadable digital magazines are moving – you can currently find them all on our RB Digital portal, but most will be moving to our PressReader site instead.
Find out more

 


Bexley Libraries proudly presents...Odd Odes and Short Stories from the Shed

Enjoy three short YouTube videos with three verses from Victorian era Bexley.

An ode to a cucumber

The ballad of Foots Cray Cricket Club

Saga of Fireman Smeed

Short stories from the shed


Lockdown Stories

Are you missing your regular Storytime? Then come and see Will from Welling Library reading some amazing stories!

 

 

Your Digital Library is Never Closed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can still access lots of library services from the comfort of your own home - books, audiobooks, magazines, comics, newspapers and lots more!

Your Digital Library is available 24/7 and access to all these great resources is FREE for Bexley Libraries members.

It’s easy to get started - all you need is your library card and PIN, an email address and an internet enabled device, such as a PC, tablet or smartphone.

 


Resources for learning at home

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There are lots of free, fun and educational activities available to help keep your child occupied at home, now that local schools have closed in response to the Coronavirus pandemic. Many schools will have issued guidance on what children can do whilst they are at home, but just in case you need some more ideas, we have come up with some suggestions to get you started.

Online resources for learning at home 


Free digital audiobooks from RBDigital

Bexley Libraries have a new collection of digital audiobooks that you can download free of charge and listen to at home, while our libraries are closed in response to the current Coronavirus pandemic.
 
There are 1001 different audiobooks to choose from and it is easy to get started – all you need is your library card number, an email address and an internet-enabled device, such as a PC, tablet or smartphone.
 
The new audiobooks are available via the RBDigital portal – on the same screen as our eMagazines and eComics, so if you already use RBDigital, you can get started straight away. If not, then just follow these steps to get started;
 
Visit RBDigital
Choose your free audiobook (or magazine or comic) and click on “checkout”
Set up an account using your library card number and email address
Start listening straight away in your browser or you can download the RBDigital app to listen to your audiobook offline on your device.
 

Free digital audiobooks from Ulverscroft

You can now listen to eAudiobooks through your phone or tablet with uLIBRARY.
Until 31 July, Ulverscroft are giving members of Bexley Library Service free access to a collection of 500 digital audiobooks on the uLIBRARY portal.

It’s easy to get started – just register at www.ulibrary.net/register

You just need your name, your email address, your library (Bexley Library Service) and Country (UK) to register. Ulverscroft will then email your login credentials within 72 hours.

Once you have your login credentials, just follow these 6 steps to download your favourites.

6 steps to accessing eAudiobooks, Login Search Discover Borrow Download Enjoy. Download uLibrary app from App Store or Google Play or access via a browser www.ulibrary.net/register


PressReader – new for Bexley Libraries

PressReader is a fantastic new digital resource that offers FREE access to a huge selection of digital newspapers and magazines to everyone with a Bexley Library card.

Over 7,000 digital newspapers and magazines from across the world, in over 60 languages are available. Over 100 UK and Irish daily newspapers are on Press Reader – including The Guardian, Daily Mail, The Telegraph and The Observer. The papers are all full colour newspapers, unabridged, and include supplements.

You can browse and download titles free of charge at any time from any location using the free PressReader app.

For more information and to get started, click here


FREE Comics and Graphic Novels

Examples of rb digital eComics

Our range of digital comics and graphic novels has just gotten even better!

All your Marvel comic favourites, such as Spiderman, Black Panther, Captain Marvel and the Avengers are still available, but now you can also download lots of Disney titles as well, including Lion King, Frozen, Cars, Toy Story, Wall-E, Sleeping Beauty, Lady and the Tramp etc.

 

We also have lots of IDW titles, including Angel, Dungeons and Dragons, G.I. Joe, Jessica Jones, Orphan Black, Star Trek and Transformers.

Browse the range.

It’s really easy to get started – all you need is an email address and your library card number.


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Your personal library in the palm of your hand

Download the new Bexley Libraries App for quick and easy access to library services wherever you are, whatever the time. You can search the library catalogue, download eBooks, renew and reserve books and find out about events in libraries. With the App on your mobile device, you'll never be without your library card.

Download it for free from:

 

 

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Apple App Store Button

 


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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. Access The Bexley Care Hub

 

 

 

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