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Bedford Borough Libraries Update - Monday 29th November

All Bedford Borough Libraries are open for browsing and PC use.

From Monday 29th November LibraryPlus is returning to Bromham Library.
LibraryPlus lets you use the library when YOU want, offering extended opening times. With LibraryPlus you can choose when you access the library, using a mixture of both staffed and self-service hours.
It’s easy and convenient - just use your library card and PIN to enter the library during self-service hours.

Not sure whether you are a LibraryPlus user? You need to be aged 16 or over and a full member to register. Pop into any of our branches during staffed hours to find out more.

Bromham Library opening hours:

Monday, Wednesday and Friday: Staffed 10am-12pm LibraryPlus 12pm-5pm
Tuesday and Thursday: LibraryPlus 9am-2pm Staffed 2pm-5pm 
Saturday: LibraryPlus 9am- 10am Staffed 10am-1pm LibraryPlus 1pm-4pm


Central Bedfordshire Libraries Update - From 9th November 

We are delighted to be offering increased services at your local library.
More computers will be available for two free hours a day, and you can pay for additional time. Plus study tables and comfy seating will be back, though there will still be some social distancing measures in place.
We encourage you to still wear a face mask when visiting however it will no longer be mandatory.
Reservations remain free of charge.

Visit the Virtual Library for more details and opening times.

Arena App home pagePut the library in your pocket!

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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