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Central Bedfordshire Libraries Select and Collect

We were delighted to announce the extension of the Select and Collect service; from Tuesday 27th October our libraries will be open for longer hours giving you more time to visit to collect your Select and Collect bundles and requests. 
Libraries will not be open for browsing yet but Select and Collect gives you the chance to get your hands on some library books again.  You will be able to request books either individually or as staff selected genre bundles, return any items you have been looking after at home and collect any reservations that have been waiting for you at the library.
At the moment all our library buildings remain closed to the public so all our activities and events will remain online.

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Bedford Borough Libraries Select and Collect

Bedford Borough Council will begin the phased reopening of libraries with a free Select and Collect Service at Bedford Central and Kempston Libraries from Thursday 20th August.
Opening hours at these libraries have temporarily changed and it isn't possible to freely browse the shelves at the moment. Our new Select and Collect Service allows you to borrow library books according to your preferences, which can then be collected from the library entrances during opening hours.
This is the first step in the reopening of libraries. Our approach to reopening is informed by government guidance and our main priority continues to be the health and safety of customers and staff.

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