We offer self-service Wi-Fi photocopying using KUARIO at all of our libraries.

Photocopying charges are:

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

Photocopying restrictions and copyright

Photocopies can be made for research or private study. Any photocopying you do must comply with the Copyright, Design and Patents Act 1988. The following table shows some of the restrictions that apply. Please ask library staff if you're unsure about what you are allowed to copy.

  • Books - up to one complete chapter or a maximum of 5% of extracts from each book for private study or research.

  • Directories - you aren't allowed to copy whole extracts for commercial purposes but you can copy "a few pages" for private study or research. This also applies to copying typed text from paper format into a word processed document.

  • Periodicals - only one article from any periodical issue for private study or research.

  • Printed music - only short extracts can be copied for private study or research. Copying whole movements or whole works is strictly forbidden. NO multiple copies.

  • Ordnance survey maps - up to four copies of the same A4 extract or a single extract of an OS map may be copied for private study or research. A declaration form needs to be completed and copying must be overseen by library staff.

  • Yellow pages - one classified section can be copied from each book as long as it's no more than five pages for private study or research. No copies can be made for commercial or business use.

  • Goad Plans: detailed plans of shopping areas - Students can copy extracts if student ID is shown. Up to four A4 copies of a single extract can be copied. Copying must be overseen by library staff and a copyright declaration form completed.

Other restrictions

You are NOT allowed to copy:

  • banknotes and other money
  • bonds
  • cheques
  • stocks and share certificates
  • unused postage and tax revenue stamps

Single copies of driving licences and identification cards can be taken for personal use.


Please note that the laminating service stops 10 minutes before the advertised library closing time.

Charges for laminating are per sheet:

  • A5/A4 - £1.45
  • A3 - £2.15

Available at these libraries:

  • Bletchley Library - A4/A3
  • Central Library - A4/A5/AA3
  • Kingston Library - A4
  • Newport Pagnell Library - A4/A3
  • Olney Library - A4/A3
  • Westcroft Library - A4
  • Woburn Sands Library - A4/A3

It may be useful to have a photocopy laminated, particularly in case of important documents.

Milton Keynes City Council Libraries contact information

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