What is Libraries Xtra?

With Libraries Xtra you can use your library card to enter the building beyond the staffed hours and use the library.

Which libraries use Libraries Xtra?

Libraries Xtra operates at:

How does it work?

Using automated FlexABLE systems from 2CQR, your library card becomes your key to open the doors and allow you to use the library during extended hours. You'll need to know your PIN and have your card with you each time you visit during the Xtra hours.

What services will be available?

During the Xtra hours you will be able to browse the shelves, use the free Wi-Fi, print and photocopy using Kuario, relax, read and study. The self-service kiosks will be available to return and issue books.

Who can use Libraries Xtra?

To use Libraries Xtra, you will need to be 16 or over. All other children and young adults are welcome to use the library during the Xtra hours if accompanied by an adult who is registered for Libraries Xtra.

How do I register for Libraries Xtra?

To register for the Libraries Xtra scheme you will need to upgrade your membership by visiting Kingston Library, Newport Pagnell Library or Westcroft Library and speaking with a member of staff. You will then be able to use your library card and PIN to enter any of the Xtra libraries through the automated system.

If you are not already a member - it's FREE to join the Milton Keynes City Council libraries!

How do I upgrade my membership?

To upgrade your membership you'll need to take your library card to one of the Xtra libraries (Kingston Library, Newport Pagnell Library or Westcroft Library) and speak with a member of staff.

Membership to Libraries Xtra remains at the discretion of the Milton Keynes City Council libraries.

What if there's an emergency in the library during Libraries Xtra?

There will be an information sheet in the library during Xtra hours to help you.

What can I do to help?

You can help to make Libraries Xtra a success by taking care of your library space.

  • Be mindful when entering the building and don't let anyone else enter without proper access.
  • CCTV cameras are in place for your peace of mind and safety.
  • Be sure to leave the library promptly when nearing closing time.
  • Look after each other.

If you encounter any problems or would like to make any suggestions, we would welcome your feedback. You can leave comments in the visitor's book, speak with a member of staff or email us.

What if the doors don't open?

If you have registered for Libraries Xtra and the doors don't open when you scan your library card and enter your PIN, you'll need to speak with a member of staff during staffed hours.

We apologise for any inconvenience when this happens, but on rare occasions, there may be a temporary issue with your account that requires attention before you card will allow you access.

Library opening hours

Please note that when the library opens after staffed hours, there is a short turnaround period. All library users must leave the building prior to any Libraries Xtra members re-entering. This includes any visitors hiring the Meeting Pod at Kingston Library.

  Staffed hours Xtra hours
Monday Closed -
Tuesday 10am-5pm 8-10am

Wednesday 10am-5pm 8-10am

Thursday 10am-5pm 8-10am

Friday 10am-5pm 8-10am

Saturday 10am-5pm 8-10am

Sunday Closed 10am-4pm

Libraries Xtra terms and conditions

Please note that membership to the scheme is at the discretion of the Milton Keynes City Council libraries.

  • You need to have your library card with you and know your PIN to access the building during the Xtra opening hours.
  • Do not let anyone else use your library card or know your PIN.
  • When entering the building, be careful not to let anyone else enter behind you - it's important to keep your library secure.
  • Please use all equipment and services responsibly.
  • Leave the building promptly when the announcements are made and the library closes and be sure to take all your belongings.
  • All children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

The building will be unstaffed during Libraries Xtra hours and access to the library is offered by the council without responsibility to users. The council is not responsible for any theft, damage, destruction or loss to your belongings or damage suffered by you as a result of any cause beyond our control.

We do not exclude or limit in any way our liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence or for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation.

Milton Keynes City Council Libraries contact information

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