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.
Nominations are now open!
Tell us about the best book you’ve read this year – it can be fiction, non-fiction, children’s, old or new.
It doesn’t matter, as long as you enjoyed it.
For more details and to nominate a book online, click here
ComicsPlus – FREE from Bromley Libraries
With over 16,000 comics and graphic novels from 93 different publishers to choose from, there is bound to be something for you!
• Read comics through your web browser on any computer, tablet or smartphone with an internet connection
• Download comics to your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch using the iOS mobile app
• Access comics whenever you want them
To choose your FREE eComics, click here
Temporary Closure of Local Studies
The Local Studies Library will be closed between Monday 22nd August and Saturday 1st October (re-opening on Monday 3rd October) 2016. As a result access to local studies, archive and museum material (including electoral registers) during this period will be revised. Access will be by advance appointment only and will be facilitated on the first floor of the Central Library, Bromley.
Please contact us to enquire about access or to book an appointment:
The Big Friendly Read LaunchTo celebrate the launch of this year's Summer Reading Challenge, 'The Big Friendly Read', pupils from St Mark’s CE Primary School visited Bromley Central Library to listen to John Kirk's amazing retelling of Roald Dahl’s story 'The Twits'.
Free Wi-Fi is now Available at all Bromley Libraries
Library users in:
- Burnt Ash
- Petts Wood
- West Wickham
Are now able to connect to the internet via free Wi-fi, thanks to a grant awarded by the Arts Council England. This grant has enabled Bromley Council to extend its existing public Wi-Fi service, which is already offered at Central, Biggin Hill, Mottingham, Orpington, Penge and St. Paul's Cray, to all libraries in the Borough.
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.
Find out more about:
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, try Access to Research. 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...
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 s a member of the London Libraries Consortium, a group of 18 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 18 library authorities.
*There is a charge for requesting items, please see our Fees and Charges
Members of the London Libraries Consortium:
- Barking and Dagenham
- Luton (from March 2016)
- Sutton (from July 2016)
- Tower Hamlets
- Waltham Forest
The library service receives a percentage on all items purchased through this Amazon link