Bedford Central Library

Organisation:

Collections held: ,

Dates: Before 1700, 1700-1799, 1800-1849, 1850-1899, 1900-1949, 1950-present

As a public library we only have secondary sources. We have a book on Bedford Prison that covers the period 1660 - 1877. We have some books on John Howard (prison reformer) published in the 1800s.

Harpur Street, Bedford MK40 1PG

Contact: bedfordshire.libraries@bedford.gov.uk

Any publications or other relevant material about the collection / history of the organisation?

The Library Story: Bedford Public Library and its Forerunners 1700 to 1958 by A E Baker (1958)

In April 2017 there will be an article in the Bedford Local History Society newsletter about the history of the library http://www.baalhs.org.uk/.

Historic Buildings?

Who can access the collection?

External (public), Online access (catalogue only)

How big is the collection?

Documents: None
Photographs: None
Objects: None
Artwork: None
Books/journals/magazines: 11- 100