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Suggest new stock

We welcome all suggestions for library stock. If you have read a good review or can’t find what you want on our catalogue, drop us an email to stocksuggestions@gll.org with the following information:

  • Author/Artist/Composer name
  • Format (e.g. book/CD/DVD/audiobook/etc)
  • Title
  • Publisher
  • Publication date
  • ISBN
  • Where you found out about it
  • Why it would be a good addition to our stock

Items suggested will be carefully considered but not all necessarily obtained. You will not receive a response but if items are purchased they will be added to the library catalogue.

This is not a reservation form, so we will not ask for your details or reply to you. If you want to reserve an item that is not in stock, please contact your local library.

IT Courses

We run various IT courses across all Bromley Libraries.

If you would like to receive regular emails to keep you informed about the latest courses, please email cloas@gll.org with the following details:

  • Full name
  • Email address
  • Your local Bromley Library

Freegal

Download music for free

Library card holders can download 3 music tracks in the MP3 format each week, and stream 3 of hours of music each day for free!

Search and download the Freegal Music app from the app store on your device now.

Music Scores and Orchestral Sets for Hire

Sets of Music scores and orchestral sets can be hired to local societies, churches and schools who are registered as a member with the library. You may collect them from your local library. A hire fee is chargeable. Terms and conditions apply.

Some sets are held by Bromley Libraries – please see the link below – but others can usually be borrowed from other library authorities or special collections for an additional charge.

List of Vocal sets held locally

Music order form

For more information click on: How to Hire Music Scores and Orchestral Sets

Charges

A reservation charge of £6 is payable upon collection for each set requested along with the hire charges for the set. There is no reduction or refund of fees for early return.

Renewal of sets

Requests for renewal should be made direct to londonrequests@gll.org.

We are unable to accept requests for renewal if another group has reserved the set.

Advanced Booking

Please give as much notice as possible when submitting requests as sets are in high demand and subject to nationwide availability.

The group will be informed as soon as possible as to whether the set is available for the dates required.

Cancellation

Where a cancellation is notified after the requested set has been dispatched ready for collection, the full transport costs, including return will be charged.

Online reference tools

Business, Skills, Jobs and Careers

Career Active - Stand out from the Crowd with Career Active. A free resource for library members, with brilliant tips and videos on CVs application forms and interviews. You can also use it to search for jobs. 

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Cobra - The Complete Business Reference Adviser - Information on how to start and run a business, write a business plan and find grants etc. Available at home via your library card or within Bromley Libraries.

 

Theory Test Pro - Pass your theory test first time! Includes (licensed from the DSA), the full bank of official questions, Highway Code and hazard perception clips.

 

Universal Skills - Everything you need to know about Universal Credit processes and payments, Universal Job match and Basic IT skills.

A quick guide to using Universal skills:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYLpp-WboJ8

Children's reading

Who's Next - When children ask: “Who can I read next?” or “Who writes like my favourite author?” the answers are here in Who Next…? Writers of children’s fiction are listed with suggestions of other authors who write in a similar way, together with key book and series titles.

Citizenship

The British Way of Life - The British Way of Life is an easy to use, comprehensive program to help new arrivals understand the British way of life.

 

Go Citizen-GoCitizen is an online study resource licensed from the Home Office for anyone preparing for the Life in the UK test.

 

Life in Great Britain - Help and guidance on the UK Citizenship test.

Consumer

Which? - Test reports and other consumer news and information.

Available by visiting any Bromley Library, please ask staff for access.

Homework Help

Issues Online - Useful articles summarising over sixty topics for school projects and general interest giving key facts, key statistics, lobby group links, newspaper archives, reference sites and research guides.

Oxford reference resources

American National Biography Online - Biographies of over 19,000 people who have shaped American history and culture.

 

John Johnson Collection - Thousands of pictures & prints about daily life in Britain in the last 300 years.

 

Oxford Bibliographies - A route to the most accurate and reliable resources for a variety of academic topics.

 

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography - Biographies of the people who shaped the history of the British Isles and beyond.

 

Oxford Dictionaries - Oxford's English language dictionary, thesaurus and usage guides.

 

Oxford English Dictionary - Guide to the meaning, history and pronunciation of 600,000 words past and present.

 

Oxford Reference - 19 reference titles searchable via a single search.

 

Who's who - Information on significant British people past and present since 1897.

 

Very short introductions - Hundreds of very short introductions on dozens of subjects.