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Welcome to the Bedford Borough & Central Bedfordshire Virtual Library

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New App, New Features!

February brings the new Arena app to you!
Giving you more control over your loans and reservations, and those of your children.
If you have the app upgrade now, if not download it from the Apple and Android app stores - just search for Bedfordshire Libraries!

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Making History

A selection of great recent history non-fiction from our stock.

Free downloadable e-magazines

Free downloadable e-magazines

Download free e-magazines from RBdgital.
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.

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Reading Well for Children

Reading Well for children recommends reading to help children understand their feelings and worries and cope with tough times.
The booklist is aimed at 7 to 12 year olds and titles can be requested with a child's card free of charge from any library

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SF and Fantasy

Some of the best of science fiction and fantasy titles around.
Why not lose yourself in another world...

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Free Newspapers and Magazines Online!

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.

Free downloadable e-music

Free downloadable e-music

Download and stream free e-music from Freegal.
Choose from over 15 million songs and 40,000 videos.
All you need is your library card number.

Car magazine

Car Magazine

Car Magazine 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 RBdigital account and you are away!
Plus there is a great app - just visit your app store to download the 'RBdigital' app now.

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Stay in the library loop!

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.

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Library Humour

Funny things that book and library lovers can relate to.
Go on - take some time out for a giggle!

Join the library

Join the library

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.

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New e-audio Titles

21 new titles have been added to the e-audio service for February - discover them here!

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Cracking Cooking

A selection of great recent cookbooks from our stock, plus websites and more for inspiration and enjoyment.
Go on - have a go!

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Music Highlights

Some of the stand out albums of 2020, available from our collections or to stream or download through our Freegal subscription

How to Fail

Live Well, Feel Well

Live well and feel well with these books and resources on mental health and well-being.

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Shelf Help

An amazing collection of books to help children aged 13 to 18 to manage their mental health, wellbeing and emotional resilience using recommended reading.

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Quotes

Fantastic book and library related quotes to inspire and enthuse!
Why not share them with your friends?