Donations for Milton Keynes Libraries

Do you have unwanted gifts that need a home or books that you have read and no longer need? Milton Keynes Libraries appreciate donated books and magazines. Or perhaps you would like to show support with a cash donation.

Online Donations

If you love your library and would like to show support, please consider a donation.


Donations are used to enhance services and buy items to support the work of our nine libraries, the Mobile Library and local communities across Milton Keynes.

Every contribution makes a huge difference - for example, £5 buys art supplies for children's workshops; £10 buys 2 books; £20 buys a bestseller eBook; £50 buys a new Reading Group book set.

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Donating Books

Donations can only be accepted at Milton Keynes Central Library.

As our libraries have limited shelf space, a few restrictions are necessary:

  • Books should be less than 3 years old and in nearly new condition
  • Encyclopaedias cannot be accepted
  • Magazines should be less than 4 months old
  • We cannot guarantee that an item will stay at a particular location
  • We cannot guarantee that donated items will be put into stock as they are subject to the same editing guidelines as existing library stock
  • Any donations not used for stock will be sold and the profits used for library income generation
  • We are unable to inform donors of the usage patterns of items added to stock
  • Offers of bulk donations should be referred to a senior member of library staff
  • We cannot return unwanted donations to the donor

Letters of acknowledgement are not sent out as staff thank the member of the public at the time of donation.

Thank you.

The Betterworld Books website provides some useful options for donating unwanted books. 

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Shop at Amazon

Did you know that every time you shop at Amazon online using the Milton Keynes Libraries Amazon link you will earn us commission and be supporting your local libraries? Read more about this on the Shop at Amazon web page.

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Last Updated: 15 March 2020