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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

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


Royal Family Quiz

Join us to test your royalty knowledge in preparation for the big day!
On 25/05/18 from 11:30 to 12:30

Lego Club

Love Lego? Come along and get building!
On 26/05/18 from 11:30 to 12:30

Elmer Day

Come along and join the fun as we celebrate Elmer Day!
On 26/05/18 from 10:30 to 15:30

Lego, Colouring and Puzzles

There`s loads to do with these fun activities. Come along and join in.
On 29/05/18 from 12:45 to 15:00

Under the Sea StoryTime and Craft

Come along for an under the sea story followed by a fun craft. For the under-5`s.
On 29/05/18 from 11:30 to 12:30

Funky Fish Craft

Drop in for this fun funky fish craft.
On 30/05/18 from 11:30 to 15:00


RhymeTime for the under-5`s.
On 31/05/18 from 11:30 to 12:00

Under the Sea Mask Craft

Join us to make an under the sea mask. What will you be?
On 31/05/18 from 12:45 to 15:00

Sea Life Window Decoration Craft

Drop in to make a colourful sea life window decoration to take home.
On 01/06/18 from 11:30 to 15:00

Lucky Dip Crafts

Come along and catch up with any crafts you may have missed.
On 02/06/18 from 10:30 to 15:30

Lego Club

Love Lego? Come along and get building!
On 02/06/18 from 11:00 to 12:00

Mash Up Quiz

Test your knowledge.
On 29/06/18 from 11:30 to 12:30

Games Session

Games fun - let your competitive side takeover!
On 27/07/18 from 11:30 to 12:30

Regular Events

Lego Club

Saturdays from 11.00 to 12.00

Sunday is Fun Day

Sunday from 11.15 to 1.30

Liberal Democrats (For details phone 01234 221757)

Saturdays from 11.00 to 12.00

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

Monday from 11.30 to 12.00

Update your literacy (Term Time Only)

Tuesday from 11:15 to 1:15

RhymeTime (Term Time Only)

Tuesday from 2:00 to 2:30

RhymeTime (Term Time Only)

Thursday from 11.30 to 12.30

Other Events

Down Memory Lane

Last Friday of the month
Fridays 11.30 - 12.30

Knit and Knatter

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