There are fourteen libraries in Bromley borough. Whatever your reason for visiting a Bromley library - leisure, information, learning, a place to study or just reading for pleasure - you can open up a world of knowledge and entertainment. Bromley 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.
Information about services affected by strike action
There is proposed strike action due to take place 27th April – 1st May 2015. The Central Library is expected to be closed on all of these days although meetings in the public halls will continue. Some other libraries due to open on these days may be closed or operate shorter hours – please check with the library before you make your journey.
Update: Friday 1st May 2015
In addition to the Central Library being closed, Petts Wood and Southborough are also closed. Mottingham Library will close at 5pm.
Cityread London is an annual celebration that aims to bring reading to life for the whole capital. Each April, Cityread asks London's citizens, workers and visitors to pick up a book – the same book – and read it together.
The chosen book this year is "Rivers of London" by Ben Aaronovitch We are hosting several events with a London/rivers theme and we are also delighted to let you know that the author himself will be visiting Bromley Central Library to talk about his books - click here for more details about Cityread 2015..
Are you aged 15-21?
We need volunteers to help children take part in the Summer Reading Challenge in libraries during the summer holidays.
Cick here for more information
Closing date Monday 1st June 2015
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...
Library Opening Hours Have Changed
Library opening hours have changed at some Bromley Libraries since Monday 22nd September. View our new Opening Hours document to see the opening hours at your library.
Bromley 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...
Help with using your new online account and searching the catalogue
We have created some guides to help you use the new Bromley Libraries website. Please click on the links below to see how to seach the catalogue and to use your online account to renew items, view your current loans and more.
Reservation Waiting and Overdue Item Notifications
You can now choose to receive notifications from Bromley 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
Bromley is now a member of the London Libraries Consortium, a group of 17 London library authorities. Using your Bromley 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 adult items, please see Fees and Charges
The library service receives a percentage on all items purchased through this Amazon link