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When you become a member of Milton Keynes Libraries you can borrow items from any of the 9 libraries. Items can be renewed at or returned to any library (including the Mobile Library). Full members can borrow up to 15 items plus digital books.

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Books and Reading

Whether you're looking for fiction or non-fiction we have the right book for you. Milton Keynes Libraries hold books in a variety of formats.

  • Large Print - All libraries stock a range of large print books. While not all books published are produced in large print, most of the popular novels and some factual books (like biographies or travel stories) are published in this format. Reservations can be made for large print books and library members who are visually impaired can make reservations free of charge.
  • Graphic Novels - from Batman to Manga.
  • Children's Books - from board books for your babies to early readers and homework help.
  • Teenage Books
  • Community Language Books - for adults and children.
  • Reading Group Box Sets
  • Quick Reads - basic skills collection

We also participates in many events like the Summer Reading Challenge and information appears as the schemes become active.

We have a collection of Mood Boosting Books for library members to borrow. These books have been recommended by readers as being upbeat and having lifted their spirits.

Recommendations

You can always recommend an item for adding to lending stock by using the online form. If you'd prefer, you can also make suggestions for new purchases at one of our libraries.

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Banned Books

Banned Books Week was started by the American Library Association (ALA) in 1982. It was initiated in response to an increasing number of challenges in America to books in schools, bookstores and libraries. Banned Books Week UK is a week long celebration of the freedom to read, coordinated by partner organisations in association with the ALA.

What do we mean by ‘Banned’?
By ‘banned’ we mean any book that has been censored or banned - or it may have been restricted or asked to be removed from libraries, schools, bookshops or public circulation. A book might be challenged by individuals, private pressure groups or governments who disagree with its content or message and wish to censor or silence the author’s voice.

Banned Books Week is in September.

Here's a list of some of the Banned Books - although the list is by no means limited to these titles! How many have you read?

JUNIOR AND YOUNG ADULT

  • Sherman Alexie – The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian
  • Anonymous - Go Ask Alice
  • Jay Asher –Thirteen Reasons Why
  • Judy Blume - Forever 
  • Judy Blume – Blubber
  • Judy Blume - Tiger Eyes
  • Judy Blume - Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret
  • Melvin Burgess – Junk  
  • Lewis Carroll - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
  • Stephen Chbosky - The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • Suzanne Collins - The Hunger Games
  • Suzanne Collins - Catching Fire
  • Suzanne Collins - Mockingjay
  • Robert Cormier – The Chocolate War
  • Roald Dahl - The Witches
  • Roald Dahl - Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  • Roald Dahl - Revolting Rhymes
  • Roald Dahl - The Vicar of Nibbleswicke
  • Linda De Haan – King and King
  • Emily Danforth – The Miseducation of Cameron Post
  • Anne Frank - The Diary of a Young Girl
  • William Golding - Lord of the Flies
  • John Green – The Fault in our Stars
  • John Green - Looking for Alaska
  • Jacob Grimm - The Complete Grimm's Fairy Tales
  • Mark Haddon – The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
  • James Howe – Totally Joe
  • Robie Harris – Let’s Talk about Sex
  • Robie Harris – Where Babies Come From
  • David Levithan – Two Boys Kissing
  • Lois Lowry – The Giver
  • Caroline Mackler – The Earth, My Butt and Other Big Round Things
  • Stephanie Meyer – Twilight
  • Phyllis Reynolds Naylor - Alice (series)
  • Dav Pilkey - Captain Underpants (series)
  • Dav Pilkey – The Adventures of Super Diaper Baby (Series)
  • Philip Pullman - His Dark Materials (series)
  • Louise Rennison – Angus, Thongs and Full Frontal Snogging
  • Justin Richardson & Peter Parnell - And Tango Makes Three
  • Rick Riordan - Percy Jackson and the Olympians
  • J K Rowling – Harry Potter (series)
  • Trina Schart Hyman - Little Red Riding Hood
  • Mariko Tamaki – This One Summer
  • Mark Twain – The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

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ADULT

  • V C Andrews - Flowers in the Attic
  • Maya Angelou - I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • Margaret Atwood – The Handmaids Tale
  • Ray Bradbury - Farenheit 451
  • Mikhail Bulgakov – The Master and the Margarita
  • Anthony Burgess – A Clockwork Orange
  • John Cleland - Fanny Hill
  • Harlan Coben - The Woods
  • Jackie Collins - The Stud
  • Jackie Collins - The World is Full of Married Men
  • Gustave Flaubert - Madame Bovary
  • Robert Guterson – Snow Falling on Cedars
  • Khaled Hosseini – The Kite Runner
  • Thomas Hardy - Jude the Obscure
  • Joseph Heller - Catch-22
  • Aldous Huxley – Brave New World
  • Henrik Ibsen - A Doll's House
  • Henrik Ibsen - Ghosts
  • James Joyce - Ulysses
  • Ken Kesey – One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  • D H Lawrence – Lady Chatterley’s Lover
  • Jack London - The Call of the Wild
  • Harper Lee – To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Toni Morrison - The Bluest Eye
  • Toni Morrison – Beloved
  • Vladimir Nabokov – Lolita
  • George Orwell - 1984
  • George Orwell - Animal Farm
  • Boris Pasternak – Doctor Zhivago
  • Sylvia Plath - The Bell Jar
  • Terry Pratchett - Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch
  • Salman Rushdie – The Satanic Verses
  • J.D. Salinger – The Catcher in the Rye
  • Marjane Satrapi – Persepolis
  • John Steinbeck – Of Mice and Men
  • John Steinbeck - East of Eden
  • John Steinbeck - The Grapes of Wrath
  • J R R Tolkien - The Lord of the Rings trilogy
  • Vassilis Vassilikos - Z
  • Voltaire - Candide
  • Kurt Vonnegut – Slaughterhouse-Five
  • Alice Walker – The Color Purple

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Recently Added Titles

During the Coronavirus closures, we have continued adding digital titles to the RBdigital resources. We have listed the recent additions below.

To see more adult titles added to the shelves over the past few months (prior to the Coronavirus closures) visit the Added to the Shelves web page

APRIL 2020

ADULT FICTION eBOOKS

  • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Omnibus - Douglas Adams 
  • North and South - Elizabeth Gaskell 
  • A Prayer for Owen Meany - John Irving
  • A Ration Book Wedding - Jean Fullerton
  • LEONARD AND HUNGRY PAUL - Ronan Hession
  • Little Girls Tell Tales - Rachel Bennett
  • Meet Me at Pebble Beach - Bella Osborne
  • Mhairi McFarlane 3-Book Collection You Had Me at Hello, Here's Looking at You and It's Not Me, It's You - Mhairi McFarlane
  • Miss Austen - Gill Hornby
  • No Way Out - Cara Hunter
  • Normal People - Sally Rooney
  • Philippa Gregory 3-Book Tudor Collection 1 (The Constant Princess, The Other Boleyn Girl, The Boleyn Inheritance)
  • Philippa Gregory 3-Book Tudor Collection 2 (The Queen's Fool, The Virgin's Lover, The Other Queen)
  • Secrets of the Shipyard Girls - Nancy Revell
  • Shipyard Girls at War - Nancy Revell
  • Shipyard Girls in Love - Nancy Revell
  • The Liberation of Brigid Dunne - Patricia Scanlan
  • The Little Angel - Rosie Goodwin
  • The Lottery and Other Stories - Shirley Jackson
  • The Nanny - Gilly MacMillan
  • The Never Game - Jeffery Deaver
  • The Night Window - Dean Koontz
  • The Power of The Dog - Don Winslow
  • The Pretender's Gold - Scott Mariani
  • The School Gates - Nicola May
  • The Secrets of Strangers - Charity Norman
  • The Shut Eye - Belinda Bauer
  • The Spanish Promise - Karen Swan
  • The Star of The Sea - Joseph O'Connor
  • The Traitor - Kimberley Chambers
  • The Visitor - Lee Child
  • The Whisper Man - Alex North
  • Then She Was Gone - Lisa Jewell
  • Tidelands - Philippa Gregory
  • The Minute I Saw You - Paige Toon
  • Victory for the Shipyard Girls - Nancy Revell
  • Just My Luck - Adele Parks
  • I Confess - Alex Barclay
  • The Beautiful Dead - Belinda Bauer
  • The Gilded Cage - Camilla Lackberg
  • All the Rage - Cara Hunter
  • The Last High - Daniel Kalla
  • The Forbidden Door - Dean Koontz
  • The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel - Deborah Moggach
  • Isabelle in the Afternoon - Douglas Kennedy
  • The Lace Maiden - Evie Grace
  • Cilka's Journey - Heather Morris
  • The Cutting Place - Jane Casey
  • The Dead Ex - Jane Corry
  • The Cider House Rules - John Irving
  • The Hotel New Hampshire - John Irving
  • Edge of Eternity - Ken Follett
  • Fall of Giants - Ken Follett
  • Blue Moon - Lee Child
  • Gone Tomorrow - Lee Child
  • The Affair - Lee Child
  • Don't Trust Him - Lisa Cutts
  • Buried - Lynda La Plante
  • The Driftwood Girls - Mark Douglas-Home
  • Dead Man's Blues - Ray Celestin
  • The Axeman's Jazz - Ray Celestin
  • The Half Sister - Sandie Jones
  • The Foundling - Stacey Halls
  • Before I Say I Do - Vicki Bradley
  • Any Human Heart - William Boyd

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ADULT NON-FICTION eBOOKS

  • Katie Hewett 60 Classic Indoor Games                      
  • Mrs Hinch Hinch Yourself Happy                   
  • Brian Wood Double Crossed              
  • 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do   Amy     Morin
  • The Art of Dying Well – Katy Butler
  • The Art of Resilience - Ross Edgley
  • The Body – Bill Bryson
  • The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read (and Your Children Will Be Glad That You Did) – Philippa Perry
  • Every Day Nature - Andy Beer
  • Happiness by Design - Paul Dolan
  • Happy Ever After – Paul Dolan
  • Invisible Women – Caroline Criado Perez
  • Jordan: A Whole New World – Katie Price
  • No Fuss Vegan - Roz Purcell
  • Prince Andrew – Nigel Cawthorne
  • Thank You – Richard Coles
  • This is Going to Hurt – Adam Kay
  • Wean in 15 – Joe Wicks
  • The 4 Pillar Plan – Rangan Chatterjee
  • 5 Ingredients - Quick & Easy Food – Jamie Oliver
  • The 7 Secrets of Happiness – Gyles Brandreth
  • All About the Baby Sleep Solution – Lucy Wolfe
  • A Beginner's Guide to Japan – Pico Iyer

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JUNIOR eBOOKS

  • Lumberjanes #1 - Grace Ellis 
  • The Nowhere Emporium - Ross Mackenzie 
  • The Haunting – Alex Bell
  • Charlotte Says - Alex Bell
  • Checkmate – Malorie Blackman
  • Double Cross – Malorie Blackman
  • Knife Edge - Malorie Blackman
  • Noughts & Crosses – Malorie Blackman
  • Gladiator Clash (Time Hunters Book 1) – Chris Blake
  • Greek Warriors (Time Hunters Book 4) – Chris Blake
  • Pirate Mutiny (Time Hunters Book 5) – Chris Blake
  • Viking Raiders (Time Hunters Book 3) – Chris Blake
  • Knight Quest (Time Hunters Book 2) – Chris Blake
  • Petunia Perry and the Curse of the Ugly Pigeon – Pamela Butchart
  • Spot the Difference - Juno Dawson
  • Mind Your Head - Juno Dawson
  • Fish Boy - Chloe Daykin
  • Fire Girl Forest Boy – Chloe Daykin
  • Daisy and the Trouble with Chocolate – Kes Gray
  • Daisy and the Trouble with Burglars – Kes Gray
  • Daisy and the Trouble with Piggy Banks – Kes Gray
  • Daisy and the Trouble with Giants - Kes Gray
  • Nothing Ever Happens Here - Sarah Hagger-Holt
  • The Lost Puppy - Paula Harrison
  • The Lonely Pony - Paula Harrison
  • The Rescue Princesses: The Ice Diamond – Paula Harrison
  • Alex Rider – Anthony Horowitz
  • Scorpia - Anthony Horowitz
  • Never Say Die – Anthony Horowitz
  • Scorpia Rising - Anthony Horowitz
  • Kid Normal and the Shadow Machine – Greg James
  • My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish 3: Fins of Fury – Mo O'Hara
  • My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish 2: The SeaQuel - Mo O'Hara
  • My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish 4 - Mo O'Hara
  • My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish 5: Live and Let Swim – Mo O'Hara
  • My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish 6: Jurassic Carp - Mo O'Hara
  • My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish - Mo O'Hara
  • Foul Play – Tom Palmer
  • Foul Play: Dead Ball – Tom Palmer
  • Foul Play: Off Side - Tom Palmer
  • Foul Play: Own Goal - Tom Palmer
  • Dork Diaries – Rachel Renee Russell
  • Dork Diaries – Rachel Renee Russell
  • Dork Diaries – Rachel Renee Russell
  • Dork Diaries – Rachel Renee Russell
  • Rooftoppers – Katherine Rundell
  • Bloom - Nicola Skinner
  • Doctor Who: The Secret in Vault 13 – David Solomons
  • Top Marks for Murder - Robin Stevens
  • The Cuckoo Tree - Joan Aiken
  • Limbo Lodge - Joan Aiken
  • Midwinter Nightingale – Joan Aiken
  • Night Birds on Nantucket – Joan Aiken
  • The Stolen Lake - Joan Aiken
  • The Witch of Clatteringshaws – Joan Aiken
  • The Wolves of Willoughby Chase – Joan Aiken
  • Aliens Invaded My Talent Show! - Matt Brown
  • Invisible Stanley - Jeff Brown
  • Mutant Zombies Cursed My School Trip – Matt Brown
  • Butterfly Summer - Anne-Marie Conway
  • Forbidden Friends - Anne-Marie Conway
  • Danny the Champion of the World – Roald Dahl
  • Esio Trot - Roald Dahl
  • Fantastic Mr Fox - Roald Dahl
  • 3 of a Kind - Rohan Gavin
  • Alex Sparrow and the Furry Fury – Jennifer Killick
  • Alex Sparrow and the Really Big Stink – Jennifer Killick
  • Alex Sparrow and the Zumbie Apocalypse – Jennifer Killick
  • Crater Lake - Jennifer Killick
  • Mo Lottie and the Junkers – Jennifer Killick
  • Flember - Jamie Smart
  • Here I Stand – Mary Talbot
  • The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B – Teresa Toten
  • Sophie and Shine - Holly Webb
  • Talking Turkeys – Benjamin Zephaniah
  • Teacher's Dead - Benjamin Zephaniah

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ADULT FICTION eAUDIOBOOKS

  • The Traitor - V.S. Alexander 
  • A Thousand Moons - Sebastian Barry 
  • Goodbye Hamilton - Catherine Cookson 
  • Two Sisters - Josephine Cox 
  • The beach at Doonshean - Penny Feeny 
  • Daughter of the Tide - Leah Fleming 
  • The Bermondsey Bookshop - Mary Gibson 
  • A View to a Kilt - Wendy Holden 
  • Finding Hope at Hillside Farm - Rachael Lucas 
  • The Sun Sister - Lucinda Riley 
  • Silent Night - Danielle Steel 
  • Appassionata (Rutshire Chronicles Book 5) – Jilly Cooper
  • The Man Who Made Husbands Jealous (Rutshire Chronicles Book 4) – Jilly Cooper
  • Wicked (Rutshire Chronicles Book 8) – Jilly Cooper
  • The Swan Maid – Dilly Court
  • The Button Box – Dilly Court
  • How to Build a Girl – Caitlin Moran
  • A Mother's Sacrifice - Kitty Neale
  • A Daughter's Courage - Kitty Neale
  • A Breath of Snow and Ashes - Diana Gabaldon                     
  • A Good Hanging and other stories - Ian Rankin                    
  • A Thousand Splendid Suns - Khaled Hosseini            
  • Adele - Leila Slimani              
  • All That's Dead- Stuart MacBride                  
  • An Echo in the Bone - Diana Gabaldon                      
  • Billionaire - Peter James                    
  • Blue Genes - Val McDermid              
  • Clean Break - Val McDermid             
  • Common Murder - Val McDermid                
  • Dilly's Hope:  - Rosie Goodwin                       
  • Dilly's Lass:  - Rosie Goodwin             
  • Dilly's Sacrifice - Rosie Goodwin                    
  • Displaced - Barbara Nadel                 
  • Don't Look Back - Gregg Hurwitz                   
  • Exit Wounds Nineteen Tales of Mystery from the Modern Masters of Crime                     
  • False Nine - Philip Kerr                      
  • Heartstream - Tom Pollock                
  • Hellbent - Gregg Hurwitz                   
  • Himself - Jess Kidd                 
  • Hostage to Murder - Val McDermid              
  • In a House of Lies - Ian Rankin                       
  • Into the Fire - Gregg Hurwitz             
  • Kill Shot - Garry Disher                      
  • Killing the Shadows- Val McDermid              
  • Magpie Murders - Anthony Horowitz            
  • My Dark Vanessa - Kate Elizabeth Russell                 
  • My Sister's Keeper - Jodi Picoult                    
  • Out of the Dark - Gregg Hurwitz                    
  • Platform Seven - Louise Doughty                   
  • Prague Spring - Simon Mawer                       
  • Snap - Belinda Bauer             
  • So Lucky - Dawn O'Porter                  
  • Spring Skies Over Bluebell Castle (Bluebell Castle, Book 1) - Sarah Bennett            
  • Starlight Over Bluebell Castle (Bluebell Castle, Book 3) - Sarah Bennett                  
  • Strip Jack - Ian Rankin            
  • Sunshine Over Bluebell Castle (Bluebell Castle, Book 2) - Sarah Bennett                 
  • The Essex Serpent - Sarah Perry                    
  • The Flood - Ian Rankin                       
  • The Forbidden Promise - Lorna Cook            
  • The Forgotten Village - Lorna Cook               
  • The Guest List - Lucy Foley                 
  • The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini                 
  • The Last Temptation: - Val McDermid                      
  • The Lottery and Other Stories - Shirley Jackson                    
  • The Mill Girl - Rosie Goodwin            
  • The Silence of the Girls - Pat Barker              
  • The Soldier's Daughter - Rosie Goodwin                   
  • The Sting - Kimberley Chambers                   
  • Voyager - Diana Gabaldon                 
  • Watching You - Lisa Jewell                 
  • We Know - Gregg Hurwitz                 

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ADULT NON-FICTION eAUDIOBOOKS

  • How to Be a Woman
  • 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do - Amy Morin
  • Airhead the Imperfect Art of Making News - Emily Maitlis
  • Declutter The get-real guide to creating calm from chaos - Debora Robertson
  • Hard Pushed A Midwife's Story - Leah Hazard
  • Heroes The myths of the Ancient Greek heroes retold - Stephen Fry
  • Homo Deus - Yuval Noah Harari
  • How to Be Fine What We Learned from Living by the Rules of 50 Self-Help Books - Jolenta Greenberg, Kristen Meinzer
  • I Left My Tent in San Francisco - Emma Kennedy
  • Kindfulness- Caroline Millington
  • Legacy One Family, a Cup of Tea and the Company that Took on the World - Thomas Harding
  • Love, Nina Despatches from Family Life - Nina Stibbe
  • Made in Scotland My Grand Adventures in a Wee Country - Billy Connolly
  • Sex Power Money - Sara Pascoe
  • Spectacles - Sue Perkins
  • The Art of Resilience Strategies for an Unbreakable Mind and Body - Ross Edgley
  • The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read (and Your Children Will Be Glad That You Did) - Philippa Perry
  • The Chimp Paradox the Mind Management Program to Help You Achieve Success, Confidence, and Happiness - Dr Steve Peters
  • The Salt Path - Raynor Winn
  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life - Mark Manson
  • The Tent, the Bucket and Me - Emma Kennedy
  • The World I Fell Out Of - Melanie Reid, Andrew Marr
  • Walking Home My Family and Other Rambles - Clare Balding

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JUNIOR eAUDIOBOOKS

  • The Pearl in the Ice - Cathryn Constable 
  • Granny Magic - Elka Evalds 
  • Invisible in a Bright Light - Sally Gardner       
  • Storytime – Georgie Adams
  • Guinea Pigs Online: Bunny Trouble – Multiple Authors
  • The Boy Who Could Do What He Liked – David Baddiel
  • Magic Animal Rescue - E D Baker
  • The One Memory of Flora Banks – Emily Barr
  • The Storm - Virginia Bergin
  • A Dangerous Game – Malorie Blackman
  • Time Hunters: Gladiator Clash – Chris Blake
  • Time Hunters: Greek Warriors – Chris Blake
  • Time Hunters: Viking Raiders - Chris Blake
  • Alice In Wonderland - Emma Chichester Clark
  • The Bolds - Julian Clary
  • The Big Cash Robbery (Rory Branagan Book 3) – Andrew Clover
  • The Deadly Dinner Lady (Rory Branagan Book 4) – Andrew Clover
  • The Dog Squad (Rory Branagan Book 2) - Andrew Clover
  • The Leap of Death (Rory Branagan Book 5) – Andrew Clover
  • Artemis Fowl - Eoin Colfer
  • Artemis Fowl and The Arctic Incident - Eoin Colfer
  • Artemis Fowl and the Atlantis Complex - Eoin Colfer
  • Artemis Fowl and the Eternity Code - Eoin Colfer
  • Artemis Fowl and the Last Guardian - Eoin Colfer
  • Artemis Fowl and the Lost Colony - Eoin Colfer
  • Artemis Fowl and the Opal Deception - Eoin Colfer
  • Artemis Fowl and the Time Paradox - Eoin Colfer
  • Dirty Beasts – Roald Dahl
  • George's Marvellous Medicine – Roald Dahl
  • Matilda – Roald Dahl
  • The Twits – Roald Dahl
  • Me Mam. Me Dad. Me. - Malcolm Duffy
  • Wrestling Trolls: Big Rock and the Masked Avenger  Jim       Eldridge
  • A Room Full of Chocolate – Jane Elson
  • Eight Princesses and a Magic Mirror – Natasha Farrant
  • The Not So Little Princess: Best Friends! - Wendy Finney
  • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang: The Magical Car – Ian Fleming
  • Young Bond: Blood Fever - Charlie Higson
  • Young Bond: Double or Die - Charlie Higson
  • Young Bond: Hurricane Gold - Charlie Higson
  • Pages & Co – Anna James
  • The Quiet at the End of the World – Lauren James
  • Tilly and the Bookwanderers - Anna James
  • Once there was a boy … - Oliver Jeffers
  • Fairies in the Forest – Lindsey Kelk
  • The Curse of the School Rabbit – Judith Kerr
  • The Tiger Who Came to Tea – Judith Kerr
  • Princess Ellie to the Rescue – Diana Kimpton
  • Armageddon Outta Here – Derek Landy
  • Bedlam (Skulduggery Pleasant Book 12) – Derek Landy
  • Dark Days (Skulduggery Pleasant Book 4) – Derek Landy
  • The Faceless Ones (Skulduggery Pleasant Book 3) – Derek Landy
  • Playing with Fire (Skulduggery Pleasant Book 2) – Derek Landy
  • Skulduggery Pleasant (Skulduggery Pleasant Book 1) – Derek Landy
  • The Magic Potions Shop: The Young Apprentice - Abie Longstaff
  • HarperCollins Children's Books Presents - David Mackintosh
  • The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips – Michael Morpurgo
  • Private Peaceful - Michael Morpurgo
  • Sparrow: The Story of Joan of Arc – Michael Morpurgo
  • Monster and Chips: Food Fright - David O'Connell
  • Space Cat- Astrophe - Mo O'Hara
  • Nevertell - Katharine Orton
  • Wonder – R J Palacio
  • Timmy Failure: The Cat Stole My Pants – Stephan Pastis
  • Timmy Failure: It's the End When I Say It's the End – Stephan Pastis
  • Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made - Stephan Pastis
  • La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust Volume One – Philip Pullman
  • The Secret Commonwealth - Philip Pullman
  • The Secret Commonwealth: The Book of Dust Volume Two – Philip Pullman
  • The Bippolo Seed and other lost stories - Dr Seuss
  • I Swapped My Brother on The Internet – Jo Simmons
  • Pip Street: The Crazy Crumpet Kerfuffle – Jo Simmons
  • Pip Street: The Great Kitty Kidnap - Jo Simmons
  • Arsenic for Tea - Robin Stevens
  • First Class Murder – Robin Stevens
  • Jolly Foul Play - Robin Stevens
  • Valentine Joe - Rebecca Stevens
  • Our Castle by the Sea – Lucy Strange
  • Malamander - Thomas Taylor
  • Somebody Give This Heart a Pen – Sophie Thakur
  • The Gunpowder Plot - Ann Turnbull
  • Plague - Ann Turnbull
  • Secrets and Dreams – Jean Ure
  • Girl. Boy. Sea. - Chris Vick
  • Awful Auntie - David Walliams
  • Bad Dad - David Walliams
  • The Clumsies Make a Mess of the Seaside (The Clumsies Book 2) – Sorrel Anderson
  • The Clumsies Make a Mess of the Zoo (The Clumsies Book 4) – Sorrel Anderson
  • The Clumsies Make A Mess (The Clumsies Book 1) – Sorrel Anderson
  • THE CLUMSIES MAKE A MESS OF THE BIG SHOW (The Clumsies Book 3) – Sorrel Anderson
  • You – Charles Benoit
  • Crossfire – Malorie Blackman
  • Paddington and the Grand Tour – Michael Bond
  • Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales – Hans Christian Andersen
  • The Secret Dragon - Ed Clarke
  • Millions - Frank Cottrell Boyce
  • The Bagthorpe Saga – Helen Cresswell
  • The Bagthorpe Saga - Helen Cresswell
  • Dear Evan Hansen - Val Emmich
  • Playlist for the Dead – Michelle Falkoff
  • The Diary of a Killer Cat - Anne Fine
  • The Creakers - Tom Fletcher
  • Diary of a Baby Wombat – Jackie French
  • Diary of a Wombat - Jackie French
  • Jack of Hearts (And Other Parts) – L C Rosen
  • Yes No Maybe So - Aisha Saeed
  • Geek Girl - Holly Smale
  • Nathalia Buttface and the Embarrassing Camp Catastrophe – Nigel Smith
  • The Million Pieces of Neena Gill - Emma Smith-Barton

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Community Language Resources

Available from Libraries:

  • Children's and Adult books in languages other than English.
  • Newspapers and Magazines in other languages. If our collection doesn't have the particular newspaper or magazine you're looking for, try the digital newspaper reader called PressDisplay

Languages Available (by Library):

Resources can be requested at any branch including the Mobile Library.

BLETCHLEY LIBRARY

  • Bengali
  • Chinese
  • French
  • German
  • Gujarati
  • Hindi
  • Marathi
  • Panjabi
  • Polish
  • Spanish
  • Urdu

CENTRAL LIBRARY

  • Arabic
  • Bengali
  • Chinese
  • Dutch
  • French
  • German
  • Gujarati
  • Hindi
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Marathi
  • Panjabi
  • Polish
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Tamil
  • Telegu
  • Urdu

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KINGSTON LIBRARY - None

NEWPORT PAGNELL LIBRARY

  • Chinese
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Polish

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OLNEY LIBRARY - None

STONY STRATFORD LIBRARY - None

WESTCROFT LIBRARY

  • Bengali
  • German
  • Marathi
  • Spanish
  • Telegu
  • Urdu

WOBURN SANDS LIBRARY - None

WOLVERTON LIBRARY

  • Polish
  • Urdu

Other resources you may find useful:

  •  Digital Newspapers/ PressReader - Here you can find links to newspapers and publications from almost every country and territory in the world in 60 languages. You can also listen to articles in the language of your choice using the PressReader App.
  • Community Language Service - A professional interpreting and translation service available to all public and commercial organisations.
  • ESOL - English as a Second Language - Help learning to speak and read English.
  • IELTS - International English Language Testing System - Revise Online with access through your Library membership.

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Music Library

We provide a variety of Music services, ranging from books on Music and Musicians to the Naxos Online Music Library.

Books and Resources:

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Music/Orchestral Scores:

Here are some organisations that hire out music scores:

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Naxos Music Library:

Library users can access Naxos, the world's largest classical music listening service, with a collection of over 130,000 tracks of music.

Naxos Music Library not only provides music but also includes text resources such as opera synopses and libretti and study guides.

If you're using a computer in one of the libraries in Milton Keynes, you'll be able to access Naxos straightaway.

If you are using a computer outside the libraries, you'll need to log in to Naxos by typing in the number on your library card (the letter B followed by nine digits).

Please note that this is a popular and busy service. If you cannot gain access immediately, please try again later.

If you're not a Milton Keynes Libraries member you can still access the Naxos Music Library on any of the computers in the libraries in Milton Keynes. If you join the library you can use Naxos on your own computer.

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Audiobooks

A variety of spoken word audiobooks are available on CD at all Milton Keynes libraries. Audiobooks are loaned as part of the 15 items available to borrow for full library members.

We stock the following:

  • Books: Fiction - most titles produced on CD are popular fiction in both abridged and unabridged versions.
  • Books: Non-Fiction - including biographies and travel.
  • Comedy - ranging from The Goon Show to Mitchell and Webb.
  • Language Courses - including Arabic, French, Italian, Spanish and English as a Foreign Language.
  • Radio Plays - including works by Agatha Christie and William Shakespeare.
  • Self-Help - covering subjects like fear of flying and relaxation.
  • eAudiobook Downloads
  • eMagazine Downloads
  • eBook Downloads

Visually impaired library members can borrow audiobooks free of charge.

Fines are charged on overdue items.

Reservations can be made for audiobooks that are already in library stock or on order. There is a charge for making a reservation although visually impaired library members can make reservations free of charge.

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Magazines

Each library has a selection of popular magazines available for loan - including women's interests, music, film, gardening, fitness and sport.

Magazines are bought on a regular basis but we can't guarantee that we will buy the same titles every month.

There is no charge for borrowing magazines. They are loaned for one week and can be returned to any library. Magazines can be renewed by the week at any library, by phone or online.

We have a variety of resources available:

Please note that we do not accept reservations for magazines.

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New Stock Coming Soon to Milton Keynes Libraries

You can view lists of new stock coming soon to Milton Keynes Libraries through the library catalogue. Select the New Titles Coming Soon option from the list on the screen.

You can then choose to view

  • Adult Books
  • Children's Books
  • Teen Books
  • Large Print
  • Audiobooks

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Recommendations

We're always happy to receive recommendations for items to add to library stock. Please fill in this form and we'll consider your suggestion. If you prefer, you can make suggestions in person at any of our libraries.

Recommend an Item for Adding to Library Stock

(Reservation fee is 85p)

(Only required if you want to reserve this item)

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Thanks for your recommendation. While all suggested items will be considered we cannot guarantee that they will be added to stock.

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Last Updated: 29 May 2020