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Bedford Borough and Central Bedfordshire's Library Catalogue

Arena is Back!

Arena is working again – you can log in to renew your loans, search and request titles again.

The Virtual Library and all digital services are restored.

We apologise for the inconvenience and frustration this has caused.  If you have questions please contact your local library or email us.

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Bedford Borough Libraries Update

All Bedford Borough Libraries are open for limited browsing and essential PC use.  Select and Collect is available on the mobile library. 

Visit the Virtual Library for more details and opening times.

Central Bedfordshire Libraries Select and Collect

We are delighted to be reopening Biggleswade Library on Tuesday 13th July. 
Ampthill, Barton, Dunstable, Flitwick, Houghton Regis, Leighton Buzzard, Potton, Sandy, Shefford, Stotfold and Toddington Libraries are already open for limited browsing and essential PC use; find out more about the services available at these libraries here.  We will continue to offer Select and Collect services from all 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.

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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