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News! Wootton Library Closure

Wootton Library will be closed from 14th to 15th December for essential building works.
Check library opening times and renew your books at
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

News! Biggleswade Library

Biggleswade Library re-opened on Tuesday 24th October. The library has been transformed into a modern facility and community hub for residents, with a children’s centre, Registrar’s office and help for people moving to online banking. There have been crucial improvements made to the building including new ventilation, flooring, furniture, and shelving, as well as new book stock. The building has been upgraded to function more efficiently and sustainably.
Standard loans and renewals revert to the 3-week loan period from 24th October. Opening hours will be as previously.
Further information: Biggleswade Library
We look forward to welcoming you back.

News! LibraryPlus is now available at Kempston and Putnoe Libraries!

Opening hours have changed and been extended, giving you more choice and flexibility in how you use your library. Find out more about LibraryPlus

News! Pre-overdue Service

We will send you an email 3 days before your loans are due back; giving you plenty of notice to renew or return the items.
Make sure we have your email address and that it is up to date so you can benefit from this service.

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, magazines and more.

Book cover for Ask a Historian by Greg Jenner Making History

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

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-magazines icon Free downloadable e-magazines

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.

Cover of BBC Good Food Magazine BBC Good Food Magazine

BBC Good Food Magazine 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.

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 Square of Sevens by Laura Shepherd-Robinson New e-audio Titles

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

Book cover of Nadiyah's Simple Spices by Nadiyah Hussain Cracking Cooking

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

Book cover of The Power of Fun by Catherine Price Live Well, Feel Well

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

Reading Well for Teens logo Reading Well for Teens

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?