Library Closed to the Public due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Updated 9/18.

A note to our wonderful patrons:
Library staff have developed a phased plan to restore services to the public.  We are working with the Board of Trustees, Town Manager and the Board of Health to implement this plan.   We  are currently preparing to start limited services in the month of June.  Contact free pickup will begin on Tuesday, June 23rd  – click here for details. We will continue to answer your questions via email:  [email protected].  Thank you for your patience. 

At their May 12th meeting,  the Library Board of Trustees approved the following statement on the reopening of the building: Trustees-COVID-19 Statement

The Bedford Free Public Library is closed until further notice. This is in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  At this time there will be no public access to the building.  Digital Services from our website will be available including Overdrive, HooplaTumblebooks and Kanopy

The book drop is open.

No fines will be assessed during this time.

Library cards will not expire until June 15th, 2021 at the earliest. 

The threshold for blocked cards has been raised from $10 to $999. 

Any questions or concerns please email: [email protected]

The Friends of the Library are not accepting book donations at this time.  

Latest update from the Town:

MEMA COVID-19 Response Command Center update:COVID-19 Command Center sitrep_09.17.20

Please check back to our website for updates.

We hope you understand during this difficult time as the health and safety of our patrons and staff are of ultimate importance.

Additional Resources

Don’t have a library card? Get an e-card to use digital resources.

Ancestry from Home!

Getting started with hoopla

Getting started with Overdrive and Libby




Author: rcallaghan