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Wootton Library - Coronavirus Response

Coronavirus Response from Bedford Borough Libraries

Following the announcements made by the government on 20 March to tackle the spread of the coronavirus, The Higgins Bedford and all Bedford Borough Council libraries will close with immediate effect.

For the time being, all planned events and activities are being cancelled; this includes activities planned for the Easter holidays.

To help library customers over the coming weeks, we are extending the due dates on borrowed items and will be pausing charges on any items that are already overdue.

The health, welfare and safety of our staff, volunteers and customers remains our top priority. We will provide further updates as soon as possible.

What this means for you

  • Loan periods for items issued Friday 20th March onwards have been extended from one or three weeks to twelve weeks
  • Items already on loan will be extended by 12 weeks
  • Items renewed online using Arena, the Bedfordshire Libraries app, or by phone will be renewed for 12 weeks
  • Overdue charges for items on loan will be paused for 12 weeks, though this may be extended if necessary
  • Reserved items will be held for 28 days, though this may be extended if necessary
  • All events and activities have been cancelled

Online FREE services 

Now is a good time to discover 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!


  • Car Park
  • Ramp


  • Access to software
  • Computer prints
  • Internet access
  • Photocopier
  • Public fax service

Regular Events

Fun Time for Under 5s

Mondays from 2.30 to 2.50

Colouring Club

Mondays/Thursday/Friday from 3.30 to 4.30.  Saturdays from 11.00 to 12.30

Baby Fun Time

Tuesdays from 10.15 to 10.45

Are you sitting comfortably? Storytelling for adults

Wednesdays from 2.30 to 3.30

Childrens Jigsaw Club

Saturdays from 11.00 to 12.30

Board Games Club (LibraryPlus members only)

Tuesdays from 2.00 to 4.30

Storytime with Ted for Pre-school Children

Thursdays from 10.30 to 10.50

Tiddlers and Toddlers - Songs, rhymes and crafts for 0-4 years

Fridays from 2.15 to 2.45

Lego Club

Monday/Wednesday/Friday from 3.45 to 4.45.  Saturday 11am to 12 noon.

Bridge Club (LibraryPlus members only)

Tuesdays from 1.45 to 4.00

Crafty Thursdays

Thursday from 10.30 to 11.30

Knit and Knatter

Friday from 2.00 to 3.00

Super Saturday Crafts

Saturday from 11.00 to 12.30

IT Support Sessions

By appointment

Who to contact


Where to go

Wootton Library
Lorraine Road
MK43 9LH
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Time / Date Details

When is it on
Monday Wednesday and Friday Friday Self-Service 9am - 2pm Staffed 2pm - 5pm. Tuesday and Thursday Staffed 10am - 12 noon Self-Service 12 noon - 5pm
Time of day

Other Details


Table of costs
Table of costs
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