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 from Tuesday 1 September until Saturday 5 September 2015 inclusive. During this period the Central Library is expected to be closed. Meetings in the public halls will continue. Some other libraries may be closed on an ad hoc basis or operate shorter hours – please check with the library before you make your journey.
Consultation on the future of
Bromley Library Service
Information about the public consultation on the future of Bromley Library Service and a link to the survey form
Paper copies of the survey form are available in all libraries
Lesley Pearse at Chislehurst Library
Come and hear global bestselling Author Lesley Pearse speaking about her latest novel 'Without a Trace' on Monday the 7th of September 4.00pm - 5.00pm. Tickets cost £2.50
For more information click here
Free computers and book borrowing are now available at Anerley Town Hall between 10.00am and 4.00pm, Monday to Friday.
A Bromley Library card is required to access these exciting new services.
The Freedom Pass
The Freedom Pass for Older People, and the Freedom Pass for Disabled People are funded by your local borough council and give free travel on most public transport in London 24 hours a day (after 9.30am on most National Rail services within the London area), including all day at weekends and on public holidays. This pass may also be used to travel on local bus services in the rest of England under the terms of the Concessionary Bus Travel Act 2007.
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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...
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