Library Opening Hours

Check the opening hours of all Milton Keynes Libraries as well as any planned (or unplanned) closures.
In line with UK Government guidance, all Milton Keynes Libraries will temporarily close from Wednesday 18 March 2020 until further notice in order to help contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus, and ensure the safety and wellbeing of our visitors and staff.

We will continue to closely monitor the situation and act on the advice of the UK Government and Public Health England. In the meantime, we look forward to staying connected to our audiences online and hope to be able to welcome visitors back to the libraries again soon.​​​​​​​
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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

  • 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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Easter Opening Hours

All libraries will be closed on:

  • Good Friday - 10 April 2020
  • Easter Saturday - 11 April 2020
  • Easter Sunday - 12 April 2020
  • Easter Monday - 13 April 2020

Kingston Library and Westcroft Library will operate with Libraries Xtra (unstaffed) from 10am to 4pm on:

  • Good Friday - 10 April 2020
  • Easter Saturday - 11 April 2020
  • Easter Sunday - 12 April 2020

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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.

  • 1 April 2020
  • 6 May 2020
  • 3 June 2020
  • 1 July 2020
  • 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:

  • Friday 10 April 2020
  • Monday 13 April 2020
  • Friday 8 May 2020
  • Monday 25 May 2020
  • 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

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: 2 June 2020