Library Opening Hours

Check the opening hours of all Milton Keynes Libraries as well as any planned (or unplanned) closures.

Welcome back! The following libraries are OPEN 5 days a week: 10am-4pm Tuesday to Friday and 10am-12noon on Saturday. 

  • Bletchley Library
  • Kingston Library
  • Westcroft Library
  • Wolverton Library

(Newport Pagnell Library is temporarily closed)

Opening hours are reduced to allow for enhanced preparation and cleaning and services are limited (including no computer or printing facilities). Visit the Re-Opening Libraries and FAQs During Library Closures pages for full details.

Central Milton Keynes, Olney, Stony Stratford and Woburn Sands Libraries remain CLOSED.

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Bletchley Library

Revised Hours from 28 July 2020:

  • Monday  ~  CLOSED
  • Tuesday  ~  10-4
  • Wednesday  ~  10-4
  • Thursday  ~  10-4
  • Friday  ~  10-4
  • Saturday  ~  10-12
  • Sunday  ~  CLOSED

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Central Library

  • Currently CLOSED

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Kingston Library

Revised Hours from 28 July 2020:

  • Monday  ~  CLOSED
  • Tuesday  ~  10-4
  • Wednesday  ~  10-4
  • Thursday  ~  10-4
  • Friday  ~  10-4
  • Saturday  ~  10-12
  • Sunday  ~  CLOSED

Libraries Xtra remains closed at this time.

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Newport Pagnell Library

Temporarily closed from 22 September.

Revised Hours from 4 August 2020:

  • Monday  ~  CLOSED
  • Tuesday  ~  10-4
  • Wednesday  ~  10-4
  • Thursday  ~  10-4
  • Friday  ~  10-4
  • Saturday  ~  10-12
  • Sunday  ~  CLOSED

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Olney Library

  • Currently CLOSED

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Stony Stratford Library

  • Currently CLOSED

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Westcroft Library

Revised Hours from 4 August 2020:

  • Monday  ~  CLOSED
  • Tuesday  ~  10-4
  • Wednesday  ~  10-4
  • Thursday  ~  10-4
  • Friday  ~  10-4
  • Saturday  ~  10-12
  • Sunday  ~  CLOSED

Libraries Xtra remains closed at this time.

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Woburn Sands Library

  • Currently CLOSED

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Wolverton Library

Revised Hours from 4 August 2020:

  • Monday  ~  CLOSED
  • Tuesday  ~  10-4
  • Wednesday  ~  10-4
  • Thursday  ~  10-4
  • Friday  ~  10-4
  • Saturday  ~  10-12
  • Sunday  ~  CLOSED

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Kingston Library - Libraries Xtra Hours

Libraries Xtra service is currently unavailable.

Libraries Xtra is our way of giving you access to the library when it suits you. You can use your library card to enter the building beyond the staffed hours and use the library.

To register for the Libraries Xtra scheme you will need to upgrade your membership by visiting Kingston Library or Westcroft Library and speaking with a member of staff. 

Please note that on the days when the library opens after staffed hours, there is a short turnaround period when all members of the public must leave the building prior to any Libraries Xtra members re-entering - this includes any visitors hiring the Meeting Pod.

LIBRARIES XTRA HOURS:

  • Tuesday  ~  8-10am
  • Wednesday  ~  8-10am
  • Thursday  ~  5.15-8pm
  • Friday  ~  8-10am
  • Saturday  ~  8-10am  &  1.15-5pm
  • Sunday ~ 10am-4pm

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Olney Library - Extended Hours

These extended hours are staffed by Friends of the Library in Olney (FoLiO) volunteers.

During these hours you will be able to return and borrow books, pay fines and charges, search the library catalogue and make reservations, use the photocopier and connect to the free WiFi. You can also use the computers for your free daily 30 minute session (with no time extensions) but note that printing is not available.

  • Tuesday  ~  11-1
  • Thursday  ~ 2.30-4.30

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Stony Stratford Library - Extended Hours

These extended hours are staffed by Friends of Stony Stratford Library (FoSSL) volunteers. During these hours you will be able to return and borrow books, pay fines and charges, search the library catalogue and make reservations, use the photocopier and connect to the free WiFi.

  • Tuesday  ~  9-10
  • Wednesday  ~  9-10
  • Thursday  ~  9-10 & 5-7
  • Friday  ~  9-10
  • Saturday  ~  9-10

PLEASE NOTE: Public PCs (including printing and scanning services) are NOT available during volunteer-run sessions.

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Westcroft Library - Libraries Xtra Hours

Libraries Xtra service is currently unavailable.

Libraries Xtra is our way of giving you access to the library when it suits you. You can use your library card to enter the building beyond the staffed hours and use the library.

To register for the Libraries Xtra scheme you will need to upgrade your membership by visiting Kingston Library or Westcroft Library and speaking with a member of staff. 

Please note that on the days when the library opens after staffed hours, there is a short turnaround period when all members of the public must leave the building prior to any Libraries Xtra members re-entering.

LIBRARIES XTRA HOURS:

  • Tuesday  ~  8-10am
  • Wednesday  ~  8-10am
  • Thursday  ~  8-10am  &  5.15-8pm
  • Saturday  ~  8-10am  &  1.15-5pm
  • Sunday ~ 10am-4pm

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Woburn Sands Library - Extended Hours

These extended hours are staffed by Woburn Sands Town Council volunteers. During these hours you will be able to return and borrow books, pay fines and charges, use the photocopier and connect to the free WiFi.

  • Monday  ~  10-5
  • Tuesday  ~  2-5
  • Thursday  ~  2-5
  • Friday  ~  10-1

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Planned Closures

Staff Training Closures:

The following dates are scheduled for staff training sessions and our services may be limited as set out below. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

  • 2 September 2020
  • 7 October 2020
  • 4 November 2020
  • 2 December 2020
  • 6 January 2021

Bletchley Library, Central Library, Kingston Library, Newport Pagnell Library, Westcroft Library, Woburn Sands Library and Wolverton Library will all open at 11.30am.

Olney Library will open as usual at 10am, with volunteer-led hours until 11.30am.

Stony Stratford Library will open as usual at 9am, with volunteer-led hours until 11.30am.

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Bank Holiday Closures:

All libraries will be closed on the following dates:

  • Monday 31 August 2020
  • Friday 25 December 2020
  • Monday 28 December 2020
  • Friday 1 January 2021

We operate to our normal opening hours unless there are exceptional circumstances when we will give as much notice as possible for any unplanned closures.

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Mobile Library Dates

The Mobile Library service is currently unavailable.

There are certain times when the Mobile Library does not visit the regular timetabled stops. We try to give as much notice as possible by listing any dates below when the Mobile Library is unavailable.

Remember

We are always open through the website where you can:

Library items can also be renewed by telephone using the 24 hour automated Telephone Renewal Service.  You must have your library card number and PIN to do this. Remember to choose option 4 for Milton Keynes Libraries (not option 2 for Buckinghamshire).

You can use the national Ask a Librarian 24/7 Enquire service if you have a specific question (this service is not available on Bank Holidays).

Enquire is not able to answer enquiries relating to Milton Keynes Libraries or your library account.  Please contact us directly and we will respond to your enquiry when the library is next open.

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Last Updated: 20 October 2020