Bromley Libraries

Community support

Our libraries are a safe space. Whatever you're struggling with, you can visit one of our Bromley libraries for any kind of support.

From finances to careers, we offer a variety of advice groups and free guidance for those in need. We also run a range of support groups that everyone in the community can come and be a part of, no matter their situation. See how Better can support you or someone you know below.

Community Support

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Coffee Mornings

Coffee mornings are a safe space for anyone to come along and chat with other members of the community, while enjoying a warm cup of tea or coffee. 

Click "see events" to see when and where are Coffee mornings are hosted.

If you are experiencing abuse, please call 999 and request further advice.

Reading Well

Reading Well helps you to understand and manage your health and wellbeing using helpful reading. Many of their titles are amongst our stock. 

Enquire with your local library or click "learn more" for more information.

National careers service

Book an appointment with the National Careers Service for advice on identifying your skills and strengths and applying for roles.

Financial support and advice

Need help with money matters? Find supportive groups and expert advice at Bromley libraries.

The Citizen's Advice Bureau

The Citizen's Advice Bureau runs a range of sessions to give you guidance on a range of financial issues. Topics can include benefits, debt, banking, pensions and budgeting.

Cost of living support

Also run by the Citizen's Advice Bureau, these dedicated sessions can help you manage the rising cost of living, with advice on budgeting and support if you're struggling.

Barclays drop-in sessions

Get advice from the banking experts at Barclays at these friendly drop-in sessions. Whether you need help with online banking or want to learn more about your account options, come along.

Looking for more support? Browse all financial advice and guidance services below.

Find financial support

Support for businesses

Whether you're new to running a business or want to grow your network, you'll find plenty of career support across Bromley libraries.

Start Up Bromley

If you're an aspiring entrepreneur or have just started your own business, we run a free workshops across Bromley for business owners.

Local business events

From workshops to community sessions, we run meetings and events at libraries across Bromley so you can grow your business.

COBRA resources

As a library member, you can access The Complete Business Reference Adviser (COBRA) website, full of tips on how to start and run a business.

What our members say

"I don't think I'd be where I am without the support of Start-up Bromley. I know I can run my ideas past my start-up advisers whenever I need to. They always give me good advice."

Liam Carlton

Library member
"I'm really rubbish with computers so it's great to have the IT drop in session so nearby! I can go and ask my questions without any judgement and the helpers always work with me to get it sorted."

Suzie Jones

Library member
"As a mum of two, the cost of living crisis definitely hit us hard. The financial advice sessions at St Paul's Cray have been a lifesaver. Now I know how to budget properly and make my money last."

Gina Peratti

Library member