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Bedford Borough Libraries Select and Collect

We are continuing to offer Select and Collect Service from Bedford Central and Kempston Libraries during the period of national restrictions coming into effect from 5th November.
Our Select and Collect service allows you to borrow library books according to your preferences, which can then be collected from the library entrance during opening hours.
Find out more about Select and Collect here.
Our approach to opening is informed by government guidance and our main priority continues to be the health and safety of customers and staff.


Central Bedfordshire Libraries Select and Collect

We are delighted to announce that we will be continuing to offer Select and Collect services from our libraries during the period of national restrictions from 5th November.
You are 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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