A temporary library will open in Beckenham on Monday 10 June to provide services to residents while the existing nearby library site is refurbished.

Residents are reminded that they will be able to access library services at Lewis House in Beckenham from Monday 10 June, which is a short two-minute walk away from the existing library site, with signage providing directions from this location.

This follows the recent temporary closure of Beckenham Library to allow for the refurbishment and repair works to be completed. GLL, the borough’s library operator, are currently completing the transfer of services to Lewis House, with library provision having been available to residents during this short period at sites across the borough, including Penge Library and Bromley Central Library. The refurbished Beckenham Library is expected to reopen in early 2025.

A council spokesperson said: “This temporary library ensures local library access is retained throughout this period, with further libraries also available across the borough. It is important that these works are completed to continue to ensure services are provided to residents over the long term.”

The Beckenham Library is being refurbished as part of a wider library repair programme.


For media enquiries, please contact James George, Senior Public Affairs Officer, on 020 8313 4565 or email james.george@bromley.gov.uk.

Published: 7th June 2024