Facilities and services

Our facilities

Printing

Black and white and colour printing is available for a small fee. Print in A4 or A3 from our computers or your own laptop.

Study space

Whether you're studying or working, find desks at Shortlands Library. 

Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the library. You can log in on your phone, tablet or laptop. 

Charging points

We have plenty of charging points and sockets so you can charge your laptop, phone or tablet at your library.

Parking

At Shortlands Library, we have limited free parking spaces, including accessible parking. There is also paid street parking.

Workspaces at Shortlands Library

Whether you need to use one of our PCs or just a desk to study we have plenty of workspaces at Shortlands Library. 

We have desks and quiet study spaces that are free for everyone to use. They're available on a first come, first served basis.

If you need more room, Bromley Central Library and Chislehurst Libraries have spaces for hire for up to 200 people. 

New to Shortlands Library

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Featured skills courses

Career active

Boost your career with this free resource for library members, including tips and videos on CVs, application forms and interviews.

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Cisco networking academy

Improve your IT skills with these free, online courses. Master the basics as you complete sessions at your own pace.
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Theory test pro

Pass your driving theory test first time with this free resource. Practice with a full bank of official questions licensed from the DSA.

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English conversation groups

If you're learning English for the first time, you can work on your speaking skills in these supportive, informal conversation groups.

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FutureLearn

With courses from leading universities around the world, you can learn a new skill one step at a time.
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Learn my way

Improve your IT skills with this do-it-yourself course, supported by our friendly library staff.  
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Learning and research

From historical archives to reference tools, discover learning and research resources at Shortlands Library.

Newspaper records

Discover digital newspaper archives from major publications including The Times and the Financial Times.

Ancestry tools

Dive into the past and trace your family tree using free ancestry tools such as Find My Past and Who’s Who and Who Was Who. 

Oxford reference resources

Access a range of reference tools online including Oxford Dictionaries and Oxford Bibliographies.

Britannica online

As a library member, you can access the adult, junior or student edition of Britannica Online for free. 

Community support

Start up Bromley

Whether you’re just starting out or have already set up your business, we run free workshops across Bromley Libraries to help support business owners.

Support groups

From community IT sessions to stop smoking advice, there are plenty of support groups at Shortlands Library, no matter what you're struggling with.

Explore more facilities and services in Bromley

Find out about more facilities and services on offer at Shortlands Library and within Bromley. 

Workspaces and Facilities

From meeting rooms for hire to study areas, discover our library workspaces.

Home library service

 If you can't make it to your local library, you can still take out books using our Home Library service.