Bedford Public Library

Welcome to the Bedford Public Library
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Thank you for visiting our website.

We hope you will find it helpful & enjoyable!

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The Bedford Public Library would like to give a huge Thank You to the Taylor County Endowment for their assistance with the purchase of our new automation system. The library will soon be able to have all materials in an electronic catalog that will help both patrons and staff with managing and selecting books and movies. Patrons will be able to access the catalog through the library’s website to see what is available. Library staff will have a much more streamlined and user friendly way to manage checkouts and inventory. This project would not have been without the gracioux generosity of the Taylor Country Endowment.


The Bedford Public Library will begin its transitional opening plan on Friday, May 15, 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, extra measures are being implemented to keep patrons, staff, and the community as safe as possible, while still offering services.


Beginning May 15, the library will be open during normal hours by appointment only for checkout of materials. Staff will assist in selecting and checkout of materials. Please call 712-523-2828 to make an appointment. We are also still offering curbside pickup for those who prefer that service. We are asking that ALL book and movie returns be placed in the book deposit box in front of the building.


Services that will not be available at this time are computer usage (WiFi is still available), printing and copies, public restrooms, and community room rental. We apologize for this and hope to begin offering these services in the future as conditions improve.

Coronavirus Information Link: Iowa Department of Public Health


This resource is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by State Library of Iowa.