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'Not in Stock' Request

You can request online Adult Non-Fiction books and Adult Fiction, or Children's Books, DVDs, Videos, Spoken Word, CDs which are not in stock in Bedford Borough and Central Bedfordshire Libraries.

We are unable to take online requests for periodicals and journal articles because you would need to sign a copyright form before making the request. Please contact your local library to request these.

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Adult Fiction & Non-Fiction Books

If the book you require is an Adult Non-Fiction and Fiction item:

  • we may decide to buy a copy for stock, or
  • we may decide to request the item through the Inter-Library Loan system

If we are unable to buy the item, or choose not to buy it, going through the Inter-Library Loan system would involve you paying an additional charge. Whether we buy or borrow the item, the process may take some time.

You will be able to say whether you are willing to pay any additional charge, and whether there is a time limit for supplying you with the item. If you want to continue, please click the Request button


Children's Books and Audio-Visual Items

If the item you require is not an Adult Non-Fiction or Fiction item:

  • we will consider buying a copy for stock
  • it is not possible to request the item through the Inter-Library Loan system

We may choose not to buy, or we may not be able to buy the item for stock. If this is the case, we will let you know.

You will be able to say whether there is a time limit for supplying you with the item. If you want to continue, please click the Request button


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