Bromley Council is undertaking an extensive repair programme across nine of the borough’s libraries, investing over £10m over the course of two years.

The programme will deliver essential repairs to the libraries and seek to provide improved accessibility and sustainability throughout the buildings.

The nine libraries undergoing repairs are:

Library Estimated works period
Southborough March 2024 to July 2024
Beckenham May 2024 to February 2025
Burnt Ash August 2024 to December 2024
Chislehurst October 2024 to July 2025
Orpington December 2024 to September 2025
Mottingham February 2025 to June 2025
Petts Wood April 2025 to August 2025
Penge June 2025 to October 2025
Hayes August 2025 to December 2025

The programme has been designed in phases to minimise disruption to Bromley residents and maximise the amount of library space open at one time, redirecting users to alternative locations in close proximity where necessary.

Thank you for your patience during this period.

Current repairs

Southborough Library will close temporarily on Wednesday 20 March and is expected to open late summer. The nearest libraries during this closed period will be Petts Wood, Hayes and Bromley Central.

Find all Bromley’s libraries and the latest updates from Bromley’s libraries through our library partner GLL.