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.

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Kingston Library also operates additional Libraries Xtra Hours.

Newport Pagnell Library

  • 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

(Temporarily located at Tattenhoe Pavilion)

  • Monday  ~  CLOSED
  • Tuesday  ~  10-5
  • Wednesday  ~  *11-5
  • Thursday  ~  10-5
  • 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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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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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 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

* This morning session will not run on the following dates while we are trialling Children's Hours at the library: 14 June, 28 June and 12 July 2018. On these days, the library will open to the public at 11am.

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

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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 July 2018
  • 8 August 2018
  • 5 September 2018
  • 3 October 2018
  • 7 November 2018
  • 5 December 2018

Bletchley Library, Central Library, Kingston Library, Newport Pagnell 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.

Westcroft Library will open as usual at 10am for Children's Hour and then open to the public at 11am.

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Bank Holiday Closures:

All libraries will be closed on the following dates:

  • Monday, 27 August 2018

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.

The Mobile Library will not be out visiting until further notice. Notices will be posted on social media when normal service is resumed. Thank you for your patience. 

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: 16 July 2018