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Bedford Central Library

From Monday 22nd November LibraryPlus is returning to Bedford Central Library

LibraryPlus lets you use the library when YOU want, offering extended opening times. With LibraryPlus you can choose when you access the library, using a mixture of both staffed and self-service hours.
It’s easy and convenient - just use your library card and PIN to enter the library during self-service hours.

Not sure whether you are a LibraryPlus user? You need to be aged 16 or over and a full member to register. Pop into any of our branches during staffed hours to find out more.

Bedford Central Library opening hours:

Monday to Friday:LibraryPlus 9am-11am Staffed 11am-4pm LibraryPlus 4pm-6pm

Saturday: LibraryPlus 9am-10am Staffed 10am-5pm LibraryPlus 5pm-6pm

Sunday: LibraryPlus 10am- 11am Staffed 11am-2pm LibraryPlus 2pm-4pm

Dyslexia Friendly books

Bedford Borough libraries have a range of dyslexia friendly books, that you can request and collect from Bedford Borough Libraries

The books are all bright attractive and all suitable for readers with dyslexia. They are usually printed on coloured paper with very clear text in a suitable font size.

To view the range of book click here click on the book cover to see which libraries have copies, or request for free if you are under 16.

Don't forget the e-book and audiobook apps from BorrowBox and RBdigital offer a range of dyslexia friendly options; you can change the background colour, font size, and style to suit.

Online FREE services 

Are you aware of  our amazing range of online services giving you access to thousands of e-books, audiobooks, magazines and newspapers - all you need is your library card number and PIN. Don't have a PIN? Request one here!

  • RB Digital - downloadable e-books, audiobooks and magazines all in one place
  • PressReader - Thousands of national and international newspapers and magazines to be read online or downloaded
  • Freegal - Millions of tracks to be streamed for up to 5 hours a day or download 5 tracks a day to keep

Not a member of the library service? Join online today!

Please visit the Virtual Library to find out more and for further service updates.

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Where to go

Bedford Central Library
Harpur Street
MK40 1PG
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AmountCost Type
Age Bands
11-14 years old
18-25 years old
Parents and carers
15-17 years old
0-4 years old
5-10 years old