Your Library

Your Library

Library contacts, services, app

Virtual tour of the campus, including the Library.

Opening hours

During term the Library is open as follows:

Monday 10am - 4pm (with first and last hours Reference only)

Tuesday 10am - 7pm

Wednesday 10am - 4pm

Thursday 10am - 7pm

Friday 10am - 4pm (with first and last hours Reference only)

Saturday 10am - 4pm

The Library will be open until 7pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays during term.


You can browse the shelves and pick your own items, or you can reserve them using the online catalogue.

Log in to the Library Catalogue.
Your library barcode is your College ID number.
Your PIN is the last four digits of the ID number.

Now when you search for the books (and click on a title) there will be an option to Reserve. Just select Rose Bruford as the pick-up location (and ignore the boxes with the dates in). Once library staff have located the books they will issue them to you and e-mail you to remind you to collect.

Some items (e.g. playsets) may not be available to reserve via the online catalogue so if that is the case just e-mail us the details and we will get them ready for you. 

Study space 

Use of the Library at present is influenced by the need to protect both users and staff from the prevailing COVID pandemic.
You are welcome to use a study space in the Main Library without the need to book. But please treat these spaces as individual study spaces and do not move chairs around to sit with your friends. 

Alternatively, you can use the Group Study rooms (at either end of the Library) where mask-wearing and seating arrangements are more fluid.


E-mail or e-mail the College Librarian directly:

There is a Tawk-to widget in the bottom right-hand corner of this page which you can use to chat to or send a message to the Librarian.

College Librarian:      
Frank Trew                 020-8308-2635 

Assistant Librarian:   
Terry Connolly        020-8308-2626

Library Assistant:      
Eve Brandon         020-8308-2626


For technical equipment please contact the technicians first.
If they need something from the Library they will contact us about that and collect it from us.  

Study Support, Research Office & IT suite

Access to Study Support staff and to the Research Office is via the Library.
Please be mindful of the library opening hours and if you visit either of these offices outside of library opening times make sure you physically close the door properly when you exit.

Public access

For the foreseeable future the library will be open to members of the public by appointment only.
Please contact the College Librarian to arrange a visit.


You are required to monitor your library accounts on a regular basis where you can check on return dates and renew items yourself. The website address for this is:

You log in with your library barcode number / College ID number,
and the library PIN (the last four digits of the barcode).

If there are any problems, any items on your account that you believe should not be there, or if you have incurred a fine (sometimes imposed by the library system rather than by library staff) do e-mail us as soon as possible so we can look into this for you.

Library App

You can make tings a lot easier for yourselves by downloading the library app.
Search Bexley Libraries on GooglePlay or the App store.
Or open this on your mobile device:

Picture of the Bexley Libraries app