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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.  At the moment all our library buildings remain closed to the public.

 

Bedford Borough Libraries Select and Collect

Following the government's announcement of a national lockdown, we are continuing to offer Select and Collect services from Bedford Central and Kempston Libraries.
More information about national lockdown can be found on the GOV.UK website.

Please do not worry about your loans, reservations or staff selected bundles; your loans will all be extended and we will ensure that you will not go overdue while national lockdown continues. We can also extend the collection dates for your reservations and bundles, just Contact Us if you have any questions or concerns.
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 will be continue to offer Select and Collect services from our libraries whilst in national lockdown.
More information about national lockdown can be found on the GOV.UK website.
Please do not worry about your loans, reservations or staff selected bundles; your loans will all be extended and we will ensure that you will not go overdue while national lockdown continues. We can also extend the collection dates for your reservations and bundles, just Contact Us if you have any questions or concerns.
Our approach to opening is informed by government guidance and our main priority continues to be the health and safety of customers and staff.

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