Local Studies and Archive Centre
Visit the Bexley Local Studies and Archive Centre if you would like to trace the history of your family, house, street, district, famous Bexley people, landmarks and events.
Also if you are working on a school or college project.
Our collections include the records of the London Borough of Bexley and its predecessors, schools, churches, estates, people, businesses and societies. We have newspapers from 1873 to the present; books and journals on all aspects of Bexley, Kent and London; pamphlets; posters; oral histories; local maps and plans, from around the 18th Century to present; census records; street and trade directories and south east London telephone directories from 1940 onwards.
We also hold many other unique photographs, postcards and illustrations. A new online service Bexley.boroughphotos.org is now available to purchase high quality photographic prints of selected images from the collections. There are also many images that can be accessed by visiting the Centre, which can be copied and purchased.
Staff are always ready to help you use the resources and the Centre also produces a range of local history information sheets and research guides to help you with your studies. We also offer a research service for those unable to visit the Centre and a range of services to schools.
For information on what we hold please consult either the archive catalogue or for details of our book, pamphlet and journal collections as well as the local newspaper index the Bex-L catalogue - see links on right. However as part of our collection is held off-site contact us prior to your visit for advice about availability. Please note - in order to consult our archives you will need to be a member of Bexley Libraries - use the link on the right for information on how to join.
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