How to find our libraries
You can find your nearest library on My Central Bedfordshire. The icons on the map show all libraries in Central Bedfordshire. To find your nearest library, enter your postcode / house number in the main search bar and click find.
Visit AccessAble for disabled access information regarding our libraries.
About our libraries
We have 12 libraries and a Home Library Service delivering services to your door. Visit the Virtual Library or follow the links below to find out more:
- join the library
- renew your library books online with Arena
- search and request titles using Arena
- free e-audio, e-books, e-magazines and e-music downloads
- read online - over 4,000 newspapers and magazines for free
- encyclopaedias, dictionaries, biographies and more reference resources online
- love reading? Check out book, DVD and CD recommendations, plus Reading Group information
- local and family history information and resources
- homework help and reading recommendations for children and teenagers
- looking for something to do? Discover the amazing programme of events and activities in your local library
Not found what you were looking for? Just ask us!
Hire space in our libraries
Did you know that you can hire a meeting room in some of our libraries?
Find your local library and ask the team for more information about how to hire the wide range of spaces and facilities available.
Please read our conditions of hire for our libraries (PDF 46.2KB) and letting policy (PDF 206.3KB) before hiring.
Keeping libraries open during adverse weather
We try and keep our libraries open to the public throughout the year, but need to keep the health and safety of both staff and customers in mind, particularly during the winter months. Sometimes our libraries may have to close at short notice due to bad weather conditions e.g. snow or ice causing slippery surfaces near library entrances. We will update this page if we need to close a library, plus post messages on Facebook and Twitter.