News and Announcements
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). Use is limited to 30 minutes and sessions start at half-past the hour to allow for cleaning.
- 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.
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.
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.
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 surveymonkey.co.uk.
Bexley Libraries App - Have you tried our app?
You can manage your library account with the free Bexley Libraries App.
Our app has had an update. New features include checking linked family accounts and using your phone as your library card. You can download it today by visiting the Bexley Libraries App webpage.
Download it for free from:
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.
Sign up for email updates
Keep up to date with the latest events, activities, new resources, book news and more by subscribing to our eBulletins.
Subscribing takes only a few minutes and you can change your preferences or unsubscribe at any time.