Software on library computers

Library computers currently have the following:

  • Windows 10
  • Microsoft Edge 
  • Microsoft Office 2019 - Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Ease of access settings:

  • All computers available for public use at the libraries can be adjusted using the 'Ease of Access' centre to adjust settings like text size, cursor colour/size, contrast, on-screen narrator (headphones required) and on-screen keyboard.
  • To change the settings use the WINDOWS START key, select SETTINGS and then EASE OF ACCESS.
  • Settings will revert to the usual default settings once you have logged off from the computers.

You can read more about this feature on the Microsoft Windows support section.

Accessing PCs in libraries

  • The library PCs will present you with a login screen.
  • Enter your library membership number from the barcode on your library card.
  • Then enter your library PIN and you will be taken to the home screen.


  • PCs are available to use during advertised library opening hours.
  • Access to PCs ends 15 minutes before each library's advertised closing time.
  • There is no need to book, but you may have to wait for a short time during busy periods.

Charges for using library computers

  • There are currently no charges for using the computers at libraries but resources may be limited.
  • Computers are offered on a first come first served basis with an initial free session lasting one hour.
  • You do not need to be a member of the library to use the computers, but it is free to join the library.

Using library PCs

Every effort is made to ensure that all equipment is virus-free, but we cannot guarantee this.

Our facilities are self-help and staff will assist when possible but cannot provide training or advice, or undertake research for you. You may find these options helpful:

Get Safe Online offers free, independent, user-friendly advice that will allow you to use the internet confidently, safely and securely.

Saving files on library computers

  • You can download files to your own storage devices.
  • Files cannot be permanently stored on library PCs but they can be temporarily stored on the X drive and then attached to an email.
  • Files saved on the X drive will be deleted automatically at the end of your session.


From 1 May 2024 some library charges will be increasing. Where applicable, the new prices are shown in brackets and bold text next to the current prices.

Printing is available at all libraries except Woughton Library through Kuario Wi-Fi printing and is chargeable.

Printing charges are:

  • A4 black and white - 25p per sheet
  • A4 colour - 80p (90p) per sheet
  • A3 black and white - 35p per sheet
  • A3 colour - £1.40 (£1.50) per sheet


  • The Milton Keynes libraries have a self-service A4 scanner connected to one of the public PCs.
  • Kingston Library and Westcroft Library do NOT have public computers and do not offer scanning services via computers but you can scan using the printers - see the Kuario Wi-Fi printing page for details.
  • Scanning is NOT available at Woughton Library.

Self-service scanning

  • Scanning is free.
  • You may need to queue to use the scanner at busy times.


  • Wi-Fi is available at all Milton Keynes libraries.
  • To connect to the Wi-Fi select the 'MKC Public Wi-Fi' network on your device.
  • Read and accept the terms and conditions of access.

Woughton Library also offers free Wi-Fi and you will need to ask staff for the login details when you visit.

Read the full terms and conditions for accessing the Wi-Fi at Milton Keynes City Council libraries.

Digital help and online learning

Visit the digital help and online learning web page for resources to help improve your digital skills.

Milton Keynes City Council Libraries contact information

Milton Keynes Central Library, 555 Silbury Boulevard, Milton Keynes MK9 3HL