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News! Bedford Bedford Borough Libraries Update

Following the Government’s confirmation of the next step in easing lockdown restrictions, we are pleased to share our plans for a phased reopening of our libraries and reintroduction of our services from Monday 12th April.
All libraries are open for limited browsing and essential PC use.

Select and Collect logo Bedford Bedford Borough Libraries Select and Collect

Following the government's announcement of the easing of lockdown Select and Collect is only available on the mobile library.
The staff selected bundle service has stopped at all our libraries as they are open for limited browsing and PC use.

Your libary at home icon Your Library At Home

Learn how to access amazing digital resources from the comfort of your home;
E-books, audiobooks, newspapers, magazines and more.

Ancestry Logo Ancestry

In response to the current situation Ancestry are allowing customers to access the resource from home.
Now is a great time to start researching your family history.

Book cover for The Nanny State Made Me Making History

A selection of great recent history non-fiction from our stock.

e-magazines icon Free downloadable e-magazines

Download free e-magazines from RBdgital.
Choose from over 50 popular titles on a range of subjects.
All you need is your library card number and PIN and a RBdigital account.

Newspapers on mobile devices Free Newspapers and Magazines Online!

From the Guardian, Observer and Independent to the Daily Star, Express and Mail.
Plus Sunday newspapers and all the supplements avaialable through PressReader.
All you need is your library card number and PIN and internet access.
Also discover an ever growing range of top title magazines.

Reading Well Logo Reading Well Collection

The Reading Well collection provides self-help reading for adults dealing with a range of mental health and other long term conditions.
'It's an inspiration ...'

e-music icon Free downloadable e-music

Download and stream free e-music from Freegal.
Choose from over 15 million songs and 40,000 videos.
All you need is your library card number.

Libby logo Libby is Live!

Our fabulous e-book, audiobook and magazines have moved to Libby.
Find out more to start reading and listening now!

Cover of The Radio Times Magazine The Radio Times Magazine

The Radio Times is one of over 2,000 magazine titles available to download for free.
All you need is your library card number and PIN to log in to account and you are away!
Plus there is a great app - just visit your app store to download the Libby app now.

Email icon Stay in the library loop!

If you love libraries and want to know the latest on news and events - sign up for our e-newsletters?
All the latest direct to your inbox.

Funny book or library image Library Humour

Funny things that book and library lovers can relate to.
Go on - take some time out for a giggle!

Join the library icon Join the library

Not a member of the library?
Want to download amazing e-content plus borrow from the library and so much more.
Complete the online form.

Book cover for The Lost Hours New e-audio Titles

New titles have been added to the e-audio service for April - discover them here!

Book cover of Simple Spice Vegetarian Cracking Cooking

A selection of great recent cookbooks from our stock, plus websites and more for inspiration and enjoyment.
Go on - have a go!

Kings of Leon Album Music Highlights

Artists, albums and playlists available from our collections or to stream or download through our Freegal subscription

This Book Could Fix Your Life Live Well, Feel Well

Live well and feel well with these books and resources on mental health and well-being.

Shelf Help logo Shelf Help

An amazing collection of books to help children aged 13 to 18 to manage their mental health, wellbeing and emotional resilience using recommended reading.

Quote about books or libraries Quotes

Fantastic book and library related quotes to inspire and enthuse!
Why not share them with your friends?