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Bedford Borough Libraries

There’s more to the library than you think!


From the expected:

  • Books, including children’s books, fiction and non-fiction and large print
  • Information resources such as reference books, newspapers, magazines and journals
  • Study space
  • Local and Family History information


To the unexpected:

  • An enquiry service - we can help you find the information you need when you need it
  • Free access to the Internet and Microsoft Office software
  • CDs, DVDs and spoken word for loan
  • Activities and events for the whole family, from fun Rhymetime to fascinating Good Afternoon meetings
  • Learning support, you can learn about IT, family or local history and  much more
  • The Virtual Library, an online library available 22 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can view and renew your loans, search and request titles, plus there is a wealth of information to help with homework, discover new authors, find information or just have fun!


Visit your local library to discover a whole new world!


There are five libraries in the borough, plus the mobile library and Library Link who deliver services directly to you. Click on the library names below to see their opening times, addresses and contact details:


  • Bedford Central
  • Bromham
  • Kempston
  • Putnoe
  • Wootton
  • Mobile Library
  • Library Link


Find out more about your local library by visiting the Virtual Library (

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Bedford Borough is a vibrant area to live in with an abundance of leisure opportunities for residents and visitors. We pride ourselves on offering a fantastic programme of cultural events throughout the year, and providing a wide range of affordable health opportunities, through our quality parks, award winning leisure centres and sports development work.