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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


Britain on Film: Coast and Sea

On 21/09/18 from 11:30 to 12:30

Let`s Go To The Seaside! Britain on Film: Coast and Sea

Let`s go to the seaside! Coast & Sea takes a trip along our coastline, with films from 1901 to 1978. Take a nostalgic promenade in classic British holiday destinations including Weston-super-Mare, Morecambe and Skegness. Learn about the hard work of people in our ports, from fishermen and women to shipbuilders and life boat crew. This is a free showing. Seats are on a first come first served basis.
On 21/09/18 from 11:30 to 12:30

Best in Show

Bring along your garden produce and crafty creations to put on show.
On 28/09/18 from 11:30 to 12:30

Plot a Murder

Are you interested in the crime genre? If so, come and join local author/crime novelist A B Morgan and author and editor Morgen Bailey to experience what it`s like to plot a murder mystery or crime thriller. Get creative and have fun deciding the characters, their names, motives, method and how the detective or sleuth unravels the mystery. Tickets 1.00 each (incl. refreshments) are available in advance from the library.
On 06/10/18 from 10:30 to 12:00

The `Spanish Flu` in Bedford and Beyond

October 1918 saw the Great War finally approaching the end. An outbreak of flu in early summer had caused major casualties on both sides, but now it was back in a much deadlier form. This talk examines the impact both locally and worldwide of a pandemic that claimed at least 50 million lives. Tickets are 1 each available from Bedford Central Library in advance.
On 12/10/18 from 14:00 to 15:00

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


Thursday from 11.30 to 12.00

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