Libraries - find or join a library


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.

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Disabled access

Visit AccessAble for disabled access information regarding our libraries.

About our libraries

We have 12 libraries (link opens in new window) and a Home Library Service (link opens in new window) delivering services to your door. Visit the Virtual Library (link opens in new window) or follow the links below to find out more:

Not found what you were looking for? Just ask us! (link opens in new window)

Hire space in our libraries

Did you know that you can hire a meeting room in some of our libraries?

Find your local library (link opens in new window) 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.