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Bedford Central Library

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Click the link for a map with Bedford Central Library's location marked. The service can give you directions from your home as well.

Opening Hours

Monday9:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday9:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday9:00am - 6:00pm
Thursday9:00am - 1:00pm
Friday9:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday9:00am - 5:00pm

One Off Closures:


  • Automatic Doors
  • Disabled Toilets . access with a RADAR key only
  • Escalator
  • Lift
  • Meeting Room (with hearing loop)
  • Public Parking Nearby
  • Toilets


  • Access to software
  • Computer prints
  • Free WiFi
  • Internet access
  • Microfilm and fiche prints
  • Photocopier
  • Public fax service
  • RFID


June is Busting Out All Over

Musicals, characters and shows. A Down Memory Lane event.
On 30/06/17 from 11:00 to 12:00

Away Day

A Down Memory Lane event. Venue to be confirmed.
On 28/07/17 from 11:00 to 12:00

Gadgets Now & Then

A look at some of our favourites. A Down Memory Lane event.
On 25/08/17 from 11:00 to 12:00

Best in Show

Our third annual show. A Down Memory Lane event.
On 29/09/17 from 11:00 to 12:00

The Bedford Highlanders

What do you know about these Scottish soldiers? A Down Memory Lane event.
On 24/11/17 from 11:00 to 12:00

It`s Christmas

Festive fun & get together. A Down Memory Lane event.
On 15/12/17 from 11:00 to 12:00

Beetle Drive

Try your hand at this popular game. A Down Memory Lane event.
On 27/12/17 from 11:00 to 12:00

Regular Events

Lego Club

Saturdays from 11.00 to 12.00

Liberal Democrats (For details phone 01234 221757)

Saturdays from 11.00 to 12.00

Adult Colouring (all materials supplied)

Monday from 10.00 to 12.00

Baby Rymetime for 0 - 18 months (Term Time Only)

Monday from 11.00 to 11.30

Story Time and Rhyme Time (Term Time Only)

Tuesday from 2:00 to 2:30

Update your literacy (Term Time Only)

Tuesday from 11:00 to 1:00

Work Club

Tuesday from 1.00 to 3.00

Work Club

Tuesday from 9.30 to 12.00

Story Time and Rhyme Time

Thursday from 11.00 to 11.30

Adult Colouring (all materials supplied)

Friday from 2.00 to 3.00

Other Events

Down Memory Lane

Last Friday of the month
Fridays 11.00 - 12.00

Knit and Knatter

For details phone the library
Wednesday(Fortnightly) 2.00-3.30