a Library Friend

Help us keep improving Blackfen Community Library and Rooted Coffee House.



There are lots of simple ways to support the library.
From the donation of new books to signing up with Amazon Smile.



Fancy yourself as a librarian? There are lots of ways you can get involved to support Blackfen Community Library.

Get involved

There are lots of ways you can get involved and support your local community through Blackfen Community Library. Please take a look at the options below, if you have a different skill, experience or idea to offer we’d love to hear from you. Email

Volunteer at Blackfen Community Library

The work of Blackfen Community Library is made possible by a team of great volunteers who work alongside the paid staff to deliver services for our local community. There are lots of opportunities for volunteering at the library including supporting staff with the library services and administration, organising book stock, being an IT buddy, helping with the regular groups/activities, helping in Rooted Coffee House and lots more!

If you’re interested in joining the team, we’d love to hear from you. Please click on the positions below to find out more and complete the application form.

Volunteering Positions Available

For details of the roles available click on these links, then fill in the application form. If you have something to offer that is not on this list then do get in touch and tell us your idea!

Become a Friend of Blackfen Community Library

Help us keep improving Blackfen Community Library and Rooted Coffee House. We want to provide more for our visitors and local community but our current funding is limited. You can help. £25, a year, can help us continue to provide a great community hub, regular groups and events.

In return you will get:

  • Free reusable Rooted Coffee House cup
  • 10 free printouts or photocopies
  • 1 free book from our sale rail
  • 10% off all ticketed events
  • 10% off venue hire
  • Free Book Bag

Sign up here

£25 per year

Donating Books or Jigsaws

We welcome all donations of new and good condition books, games or jigsaws. We will either add them to our stock or sell them on to help us raise funds for the Library. Please drop donations to the front desk during our opening hours. Thank you!

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Bexley Council logo
Co-Op Foundation logo
National Lottery Community Fund logo
Power to Change logo
Get in Touch
020 8301 1433

7–9 Blackfen Parade, Blackfen, DA15 9LU

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