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Bedford Borough Libraries Update

All Bedford Borough Libraries are open for limited browsing and essential PC use.  Select and Collect is available on the mobile library. 

On Monday 27th September we will be reinstating the pre-Covid loan periods; 3 weeks for books and spoken word, 1 week for DVDs, magazines and CDs.  Please make sure you are aware of the due dates of your items and renew them here.

Visit the Virtual Library for more details and opening times.

Central Bedfordshire Libraries Select and Collect

All Central Bedfordshire Libraries are open for limited browsing and essential PC use ; find out more about the services available at these libraries here
We will continue to offer Select and Collect services from all our libraries.  
On Tuesday 7th September we reintroduced overdue charges and hire charges. Loan periods have been reduced to 3 weeks for books and spoken word, 1 week for DVDs, magazines and CDs.  You will be responsible for ensuring that your items are renewed and kept up to date.
We have aslo reinstated the previous loan limits of 10 books, 4 DVDs and 4 spoken word or CDs, and the account limit has been halved to £15.00; above which your library card will be blocked.
Reservations remain free of charge.

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You can:

  • Search the catalogue for a title (or scan an ISBN barcode) to see if we have the book and where it is
  • Request titles with just two clicks!
  • Renew your loans
  • Check and cancel your reservations
  • Keep on top of your account
  • Link your card to your children's cards so you can manage everything in one place
  • Find library details and locate the library on a map, it will even give you directions to the library!

Follow this link and download today!
Find out more about the app on the Virtual Library.

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