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Bedford Borough Libraries Update

From Monday 12 April, Bedford Borough Libraries will begin to reopen on a phased basis in line with the “next step” of the Government’s COVID-19 roadmap.

Central and Kempston libraries will open from 12th April 2021, with Putnoe Library opening from 19th April 2021. Bromham and Wootton libraries will open from 26th April 2021, with a Select and Collect service available at these two sites for some hours between 14th and 26th April 2021.
Visit the Virtual Library for more details and opening times.

Central Bedfordshire Libraries Select and Collect

We will continue to offer Select and Collect services from our libraries whilst we plan the phased reopening of our libraries.

The safety of all our customers and staff is extremely important to us and we have a number of measures to put into place to allow for the safe re-opening of our libraries.
Whilst we do not have an agreed date for re-opening, we will endeavour to provide regular updates here, on our social media channels, and through local publicity at out libraries.
We thank you for your valuable support and look forward to welcoming you all back very soon.

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