Choose from thousands of titles.
All you need is your library card number and PIN and a RBdigital account.
Welcome to the Bedford Borough & Central Bedfordshire Virtual Library
Choose from thousands of titles.
Following the Government’s confirmation of the next step in easing lockdown restrictions your local library will have a number of measures
in place to help ensure that you have a safe and enjoyable experience in line with Government and public health guidance.
All our libraries are open for limited browsing and essential PC use.
Sign up for the Summer Reading Challenge in our libraries today!
Get ready to read!
Select and Collect is available in all Central Bedfordshire Libraries and on Bedford Borough Mobile Library.
All our libraries are also open for limited browsing and PC use.
Learn how to access amazing digital resources from the comfort of your home;
E-books, audiobooks, newspapers, magazines and more.
Uplifting and life-affirming fiction to boost your mood.
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.
A selection of great recent history non-fiction from our stock.
Some great recent science books to get you inspired, and thinking
Download free e-magazines from Libby.
Choose from over 2,000 popular titles on a range of subjects.
All you need is your library card number and PIN.
All Central Bedfordshire Libraries are open for limited browsing and essential PC use.
We will continue to offer Select and Collect services.
In line with Central Bedfordshire Council's current policy we have NOT made any changes to our Covid Secure arrangements measures after Monday 19th July.
Some great crime titles to intrigue and get you thinking!
Some of the best of science fiction and fantasy books.
Why not lose yourself in another world....
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.
Amazing audiobooks ready to be downloaded right now from RBdigital!
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 ...'
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.
Join us and the fabulous professional storyteller as they retell Little Red Riding Hood using shadow puppets.
All you need is access to the internet to take part in the event but places are limited so sign up today!
Find out more to start reading and listening now!
BBC Science Focus 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.
The best of historical fiction in our libraries and on e-book.
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 things that book and library lovers can relate to.
Go on - take some time out for a giggle!
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.
New titles have been added to the e-audio service for August - discover them here!
A selection of great recent cookbooks from our stock, plus websites and more for inspiration and enjoyment.
Go on - have a go!
Artists, albums and playlists available from our collections or to stream or download through our Freegal subscription
Live well and feel well with these books and resources on mental health and well-being.
An amazing collection of books to help children aged 13 to 18 to manage their mental health, wellbeing and emotional resilience using recommended reading.
Fantastic book and library related quotes to inspire and enthuse!
Why not share them with your friends?