Joining and using Bexley Libraries
Anyone who lives, works or studies in Bexley can join Bexley libraries. There are 6 Council libraries: Central (Bexleyheath), Crayford, Erith, Sidcup, Thamesmead and Welling.
As a full member you can really make the most of the library, including:
- borrow up to 12 items at a time (including DVDs or audiobooks)
- access to our digital library including eBooks, eMagazines, eNewspapers and eComics
- access to other digital reference resources such as Britannica Online, Theory Test Pro and COBRA
- use our free computers and Wi-Fi access
You will need to bring your library card and PIN with you on each visit to the library.
How to join
Visit one of our libraries with any official ID showing your name and current address and you can become a full member. We will give you a library card and PIN.
You can also complete a membership application online on the Council website and we will post your library card to you. Bring proof of ID with you on your first visit to a library and we will give you your PIN.
Digital only membership
If you choose an eBook only membership we will email your library card number and PIN to you. You can use these to access to our digital library and reference resources.
Joining someone under 18
For anyone 17 years old or under, a parent, guardian or teacher must act as guarantor, bringing proof of identity.
If you are 14 to 17 years old and cannot find a guarantor, or if you have no ID, someone else can vouch for you. This could be an employer, social worker, doctor or similar professional. They must be over 18 and will need to provide a signed letter on headed notepaper confirming your details.
If you have additional needs you can borrow Books on CD or MP3 free of charge. Please bring proof of your disability or a letter from a doctor or social worker on your first library visit.
People working with children in Bexley
Teachers, child-minders, early years’ practitioners and home educators who work with children in Bexley are entitled to a privilege ticket. This ticket allows them to use the library to support their work with children.
Using the library
See more information about our services and how to use them below.