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Manga character created by Irina Richards

Manga Mania

This is your chance to learn from Manga Artist Irina Richards.
Irina will be at Dunstable Library for 10 Saturdays from the 17th March
Just drop in for the first session and sign up for the rest to become a Manga expert.
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Comics Plus

Choose from over 16,000 graphic novels and comics.
Read online or download using the Comics Plus app.
Discover the amazing selection here.
Free downloadable e-books

New e-books

Lots of new e-books have been added to the collection.
Check out the new titles - the perfect book for you could be just a few clicks away.

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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 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.

Free downloadable music

New Look Freegal!

Check out the new look Freegal website and apps!
The new look service is simpler, cleaner and easier to use, has lots of suggested playlists to choose from and new content added every day
All you need is your library card number and PIN to access over 15 million tracks today!


Leighton Buzzard Mini-Library

Leighton Buzzard Library reopened on Tuesday 9th January with a mini-library on the First Floor.
The Ground Floor is still not open due to the flood damage.
Further updates will be posted here and on our Facebook and Twitter account as we have them.
Don't forget you can return and borrow from any library in Central Bedfordshire and Bedford Borough. Plus you can renew your items online using Arena or just call a library.

Poem for You

Poem for You

Love poetry?
Read this year's winners of the National Poetry competition on the theme of Freedom.
A new one is published every few weeks.

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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...

Free downloadable e-music

Free downloadable e-music

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.

Car magazine

Car Magazine

Car 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.

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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!

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Follow Us!

Quirky factoids, quotes, jokes, library news and more
Why not follow us on Twitter and be ahead of the game!

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

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

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Music Highlights

Some of the stand out albums of 2017, available from our collections or to stream or download through our Freegal subscription

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Graphic Novels

Our selection of the comics and graphic novels available in our libraries now, in the adult fiction section.

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