Library Opening Hours

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

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Bletchley Library

  • Monday  ~  10-1
  • Tuesday  ~  10-5
  • Wednesday  ~  10-5
  • Thursday  ~  *11-5
  • Friday  ~  10-5
  • Saturday  ~  10-1
  • Sunday  ~  CLOSED

* Children’s Hour 10-11am when the library is not open to the public.

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Central Library

  • Monday  ~  9-6
  • Tuesday  ~  *9-6
  • Wednesday  ~  9-6
  • Thursday  ~  9-8
  • Friday  ~  9-6
  • Saturday  ~  9-5
  • Sunday  ~  CLOSED

* Children’s Hour in the Children's Library which remains closed to the public until 11am (term time only).

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Kingston Library

  • Monday  ~  CLOSED
  • Tuesday  ~  10-5
  • Wednesday  ~  10-5
  • Thursday  ~  *11-5
  • Friday  ~  10-5
  • Saturday  ~  10-1
  • Sunday  ~  CLOSED

* Children’s Hour 10-11am when the library is not open to the public.

Kingston Library also operates additional Libraries Xtra Hours.

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Newport Pagnell Library

Newport Pagnell Library is currently closed for refurbishment and will open at 11am on Tuesday 17 December 2019. The Mobile Library will visit Newport Pagnell three times a week until this date. 
  • Monday  ~  CLOSED
  • Tuesday  ~  10-5
  • Wednesday  ~  10-5
  • Thursday  ~  10-5
  • Friday  ~  10-5
  • Saturday  ~  10-1
  • Sunday  ~  CLOSED

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Olney Library

  • Monday  ~  CLOSED
  • Tuesday  ~  11-5.30
  • Wednesday  ~  10-2.30
  • Thursday  ~  10-4.30
  • Friday  ~  1-5.30
  • Saturday  ~  10-1
  • Sunday  ~  CLOSED

(Note that some of these opening hours are volunteer led with reduced services available).

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Stony Stratford Library

  • Monday  ~  CLOSED
  • Tuesday  ~  9-5
  • Wednesday  ~  9-5
  • Thursday  ~  9-7
  • Friday  ~  9-5
  • Saturday  ~  9-1
  • Sunday  ~  CLOSED

(Note that some of these opening hours are volunteer led with reduced services available).

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Westcroft Library

  • Monday  ~  CLOSED
  • Tuesday  ~  10-5
  • Wednesday  ~  10-5
  • Thursday  ~  10-5
  • Friday  ~  *11-5
  • Saturday  ~  10-1
  • Sunday  ~  CLOSED

* Children’s Hour 10-11am when the library is not open to the public.

Westcroft Library also operates additional Libraries Xtra Hours.

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Woburn Sands Library

  • Monday  ~  10-5
  • Tuesday  ~  10-5
  • Wednesday  ~  CLOSED
  • Thursday  ~  10-5
  • Friday  ~  10-5
  • Saturday  ~  10-1
  • Sunday  ~  CLOSED

(Note that some of these opening hours are volunteer led with reduced services available).

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Wolverton Library

  • Monday  ~  CLOSED
  • Tuesday  ~  10-5
  • Wednesday  ~  10-5
  • Thursday  ~  10-5
  • Friday  ~  10-5
  • Saturday  ~  10-1
  • Sunday  ~  CLOSED

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Christmas Opening Hours

All libraries will open as normal up to and including Saturday, 21 December 2019.

Monday
23 December 2019

ONLY Central Library
OPEN 9-6

Tuesday
24 December 2019

ONLY Central Library
OPEN 9-12

Wednesday
25 December 2019

All Libraries CLOSED

Thursday
26 December 2019

All Libraries CLOSED

Friday
27 December 2019

ONLY Central Library
OPEN 9-6

Saturday
28 December 2019

ONLY Central Library
OPEN 9-5

Sunday
29 December 2019

All Libraries CLOSED

Monday
30 December 2019 

ONLY Central Library
OPEN 9-6

Tuesday
31 December 2019

ONLY Central Library
OPEN 9-5

Wednesday
1 January 2020

All Libraries CLOSED

Thursday
2 January 2020

All Libraries OPEN
as normal

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Libraries Xtra Hours over Christmas

Libraries Xtra is our way of giving you access to the library beyond the staffed hours. To use the Libraries Xtra scheme you need to upgrade your membership and you can find full details on the Libraries Xtra web page.

Both Kingston Library and Westcroft Library will operate with the following Xtra hours over the Christmas break:

Saturday
21 December 2019
OPEN 8-10 & 1.15-5
Sunday
22 December 2019
OPEN 10-4

Monday
23 December 2019

CLOSED

Tuesday
24 December 2019

OPEN 10-4

Wednesday
25 December 2019

OPEN 10-4

Thursday
26 December 2019

OPEN 10-4

Friday
27 December 2019

OPEN 10-4

Saturday
28 December 2019

OPEN 10-4

Sunday
29 December 2019

OPEN 10-4

Monday
30 December 2019 

CLOSED

Tuesday
31 December 2019

OPEN 10-4

Wednesday
1 January 2020

OPEN 10-4

Thursday
2 January 2020

OPEN as normal

Thursday 2 January 2020 normal hours resumed:

  • Kingston Library Xtra hours - 5.15-8pm
  • Westcroft Library Xtra hours - 8-10am & 5.15-8pm

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Over the Christmas period the Mobile Library will NOT be out visiting. The last visits are on Monday, 23 December 2019 and visits will start again on Monday, 6 January 2020 with a new timetable. 

You can download the posters showing Christmas hours for a specific library:

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You might find a calendar useful to see what's open on a particular day - so here it is!

Library Opening Hour Calendar Xmas 2019 Image

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Kingston Library - Libraries Xtra Hours

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 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.

  • 4 December 2019
  • 8 January 2020
  • 5 February
  • 4 March
  • 1 April
  • 6 May

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:

  • Wednesday, 25 December 2019
  • Thursday, 26 December 2019
  • Wednesday, 1 January 2020

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

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.

  • 2 December 2019
  • 12 December 2019

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: 2 December 2019