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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:
06/05/19 May Day: Open 10:00 to 16:00 for LibraryPlus only
27/05/19 Spring Bank Holiday: Open 10:00 to 16:00 for LibraryPlus only

Building

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

Facilities

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

Events

Airship Dreaming Drop In

Artists Mike Stubbs and Dave Lynch will be here to help you re-imagine and reconstruct the R101 using the library`s archive, model-making, augmented reality and mobile phones. Suitable for children aged 8+. Funded by the Arts Council, delivered in partnership with Bedford Creative Arts.
On 28/05/19 from 11:00 to 15:30

Sunflower Coaster Craft

Drop in to make a bright flowery coaster to take home.
On 28/05/19 from 11:30 to 15:30

Insect Gliders

Design an insect glider and make it fly.
On 29/05/19 from 11:30 to 15:30

Airship Dreaming Drop In

Artists Mike Stubbs and Dave Lynch will be here to help you re-imagine and reconstruct the R101 using the library`s archive, model-making, augmented reality and mobile phones. Suitable for children aged 8+. Funded by the Arts Council, delivered in partnership with Bedford Creative Arts.
On 29/05/19 from 11:00 to 15:30

Airship Dreaming Drop In

Artists Mike Stubbs and Dave Lynch will be here to help you re-imagine and reconstruct the R101 using the library`s archive, model-making, augmented reality and mobile phones. Suitable for children aged 8+. Funded by the Arts Council, delivered in partnership with Bedford Creative Arts.
On 30/05/19 from 11:00 to 15:30

Airship Dreaming Hackerspace

Join artist Dave Lynch in the Hackerspace to learn more about Augmented Reality. Suitable for children aged 12+. Funded by the Arts Council, delivered in partnership with Bedford Creative Arts.
On 30/05/19 from 13:30 to 15:30

Airlander Airship Creators

Meet Andrew Barber from Hybrid Air Vehicles, one of the creators of the Airlander Airship. Funded by the Arts Council, delivered in partnership with Bedford Creative Arts.
On 30/05/19 from 14:30 to 15:30

Decorate a Flower

Design and decorate a beautiful flower.
On 30/05/19 from 12:30 to 15:30

Plant a Sunflower

Decorate a flower pot, plant a sunflower and watch it grow!
On 31/05/19 from 11:30 to 13:30

Airship Dreaming Drop In

Artists Mike Stubbs and Dave Lynch will be here to help you re-imagine and reconstruct the R101 using the library`s archive, model-making, augmented reality and mobile phones. Suitable for children aged 8+. Funded by the Arts Council, delivered in partnership with Bedford Creative Arts.
On 31/05/19 from 11:00 to 15:30

Airship Dreaming Hackerspace

Join artist Dave Lynch in the Hackerspace to learn more about Augmented Reality. Suitable for children aged 12+. Funded by the Arts Council, delivered in partnership with Bedford Creative Arts.
On 31/05/19 from 13:30 to 15:30

Lucky Dip Crafts

Missed a craft this holiday? Just pop in and catch up today!
On 01/06/19 from 10:30 to 16:30

Airship Dreaming Drop In

Artists Mike Stubbs and Dave Lynch will be here to help you re-imagine and reconstruct the R101 using the library`s archive, model-making, augmented reality and mobile phones. Suitable for children aged 8+. Funded by the Arts Council, delivered in partnership with Bedford Creative Arts.
On 01/06/19 from 11:00 to 15:30

Airship Dreaming Public Sharing Event

Drop in to see what has happened over the Half Term week. Funded by the Arts Council, delivered in partnership with Bedford Creative Arts.
On 02/06/19 from 11:00 to 13:00


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

Rhymetime

Thursday from 11.30 to 12.00