Choose from thousands of titles.
All you need is your library card number and PIN and a RB Digital account.
Welcome to the Bedford Borough & Central Bedfordshire Virtual Library
Choose from thousands of titles.
Discover our amazing range of free e-books.
Download the RB Digital app, register and get reading!
A selection of great recent history non-fiction from our stock.
Discover our brand new comics service from RB Digital.
There are over 75 different titles to choose from - from Deadpool and Avengers to Judge Dredd and Jurassic Park.
All for free -just log in with your library card number and PIN.
Reading Well for Mental Health collection provides self-help reading for adults dealing with a range of mental health conditions.
'It's an inspiration ...'
Some great recent science books to get you inspired, and thinking
Download free e-magazines from RBDigital.
Choose from over 50 popular titles on a range of subjects.
All you need is your library card number and PIN and a RBDigital account.
Due to essential electrical works that still need to take place following the opening of the new library there will be a reduction in service on Sunday 28th July and Monday 29th July.
The main area of the library will be closed off to the public but we will maintain access to our self-service terminals so that customers can still return their items to us.
A selection of ‘quick pick’ items will also be available in this space.
Unfortunately there will be no access to our public computers or iPad bar.
Customer return dates will be extended to cover this time period.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Some great recent Crime and Thrillers in our libraries
Some of the best of science fiction and fantasy titles around.
Why not lose yourself in another world...
Highlights from our DVD collection.
From the Guardian, Observer and Independent to the Daily Star, Express and Mail.
Plus Sunday newspapers and all the supplements avaialable through PressReader.
All you need is your library card number and PIN and internet access.
Also discover an ever growing range of top title magazines.
You can now stream music for up to 5 hours a day!
Plus don't forget you can download 5 tracks a week and keep them forever. All for free -just log in with your library card number and PIN to access over 15 million tracks and 40,000 music videos today!
Download and stream free e-music from Freegal.
Choose from over 13 million songs and 15,000 videos.
All you need is your library card number.
Space Chase - The Summer Reading Challenge started in Bedford Borough on Saturday 13th July.
Central Bedfordshire will start on Saturday 20th July.
Visit your local library to sign up, get reading and win prizes!
EasyCook is one of over 55 titles available to download for free.
Check out the collection of over 55 e-magazines available to download and read for free.
All you need is your library card number and PIN, then create a RB Digital account and you are away!
Plus there is a great app - just visit your app store to download the 'RB Digital' app now.
The best of historical fiction in our libraries and on e-book.
If you love libraries and want to know the latest on news and events - sign up for our e-newsletters?
All the latest direct to your inbox.
Funny things that book and library lovers can relate to.
Go on - take some time out for a giggle!
Download the Arena app to put the library in your pocket!
Search, request, renew and check your reservations.
Easy to use.
Not a member of the library?
Want to download amazing e-content plus borrow from the library and so much more.
Complete the online form.
21 new titles have been added to the e-audio service for July - discover them here!
A selection of great recent cookbooks from our stock, plus websites and more for inspiration and enjoyment.
Go on - have a go!
Some of the stand out albums of 2019, available from our collections or to stream or download through our Freegal subscription
Our selection of the comics and graphic novels available in our libraries now, in the adult fiction section.
An amazing collection of books to help children aged 13 to 18 to manage their mental health, wellbeing and emotional resilience using recommended reading.
Fantastic book and library related quotes to inspire and enthuse!
Why not share them with your friends?