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Opening Hours

MondaySelf-Service9:00am - 11:00am
Staffed11:00am - 4:00pm
Self-Service4:00pm - 6:00pm
TuesdaySelf-Service9:00am - 11:00am
Staffed11:00am - 4:00pm
Self-Service4:00pm - 6:00pm
WednesdaySelf-Service9:00am - 11:00am
Staffed11:00am - 4:00pm
Self-Service4:00pm - 6:00pm
ThursdaySelf-Service9:00am - 11:00am
Staffed11:00am - 4:00pm
Self-Service4:00pm - 6:00pm
FridaySelf-Service9:00am - 11:00am
Staffed11:00am - 4:00pm
Self-Service4:00pm - 6:00pm
SaturdaySelf-Service9:00am - 10:00am
Staffed10:00am - 5:00pm
Self-Service5:00pm - 6:00pm
SundaySelf-Service10:00am - 11:00am
Staffed11:00am - 2:00pm
Self-Service2:00pm - 4:00pm

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


Code Club Meet Up

Code Club meetups are a place where teachers, veteran volunteers, and newcomers alike can meet in a fun, friendly and informal environment to talk about Code Club. Brand new to Code Club? Come along and find out more about what we do. Tim Wilson, our Regional Coordinator for the Midlands, and Dan Elwick, our Regional Coordinator for London and the East of England, will be there to answer any questions you have about getting started. Already involved with Code Club? This is a chance to meet other people involved in the community. Come along to swap stories and help each other. There will be drinks and snacks too. Anyone interested in attending must sign up and register via the Code Club booking page on Event Brite. It is free to attend.
On 22/01/19 from 16:00 to 18:00

Suspense... and how to build it!

Are you interested in the crime genre? If so, come and join local author and crime novelist A B Morgan and author and editor Morgen Bailey to experience what it is like to add suspense when writing a crime or thriller story. Get creative and have fun as you learn all about the art of suspense in this 2 hour introductory workshop. Alison Morgan will also be promoting, signing and selling her latest book Fat Chance. Tickets 2.00 are available in advance from Bedford Central Library
On 02/02/19 from 10:00 to 12:00

Dragon Gliders

Get creative when designing a dragon glider to take home and fly.
On 09/02/19 from 10:30 to 16:30

Dragon Modelling

Join the Bedford College students to make fabulous dragons from junk. Plus colouring and puzzles all day.
On 11/02/19 from 11:15 to 14:15

Storytime and Craft

Come along to hear fabulous stories and then stay to make a dragon bookmark.
On 12/02/19 from 11:30 to 12:30

Dinosaur Mask Craft

Which dinosaur will you be? Drop in to make a dinosaur mask to take home.
On 13/02/19 from 11:30 to 15:30

Dragon Crowns

Colour in a dragon crown.
On 14/02/19 from 11:30 to 15:30

Dinosaur Window Decorations

Create a dragon window decoration to place in your window and scare the neighbours! Plus colouring and puzzles available all day.
On 15/02/19 from 11:30 to 15:30

Lucky Dip Crafts

Missed some of this weeks great crafts? No problem just come along today to catch up.
On 16/02/19 from 10:30 to 16:30

Regular Events

Lego Club

Saturdays from 11.00 to 12.00

Sunday is Fun Day

Sunday from 11.30 to 1.30

Liberal Democrats (For details phone 01234 221757)

Saturdays from 11.00 to 12.00

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

Monday from 11.30 to 12.00

Rhymetime (Term Time Only)

Tuesday from 2:00 to 2:30


Thursday from 11.30 to 12.00