The Milton Keynes libraries have several spaces available for hire by the hour or day. Facilities vary between libraries and are suitable for meetings, training courses, interviews and activities.

Online booking and enquiry form

Hourly Rates

  • Commercial - £15
  • Not for Profit - £12

VAT is not charged on room bookings.

There is a 10% Discount for block bookings.

Contact details for general room hire enquiries

Where space allows, you can arrange the furniture to suit your needs in any of our rooms for hire. Please allow time for this when booking.

While every effort is made to provide facilities as advertised, we regret that they cannot be guaranteed.

Central Library

555 Silbury Boulevard, Central Milton Keynes  MK9 3HL

Children's Library Open Space - First Floor

Central Library has a bright, open area in the children's library available for hire at £12 per hour. It measures approximately 8m x 5m, can be partitioned off and is ideal for group activities. Tables and chairs are available for use.

Kingston Library

54 Winchester Circle, The Kingston Centre, Milton Keynes  MK10 0BA

Kingston Library has one air-conditioned ground floor meeting pod available for hire.

  • Seats 10 Boardroom Style
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free Parking
  • Presentation Equipment
  • Flip Chart
  • Disabled Toilet
  • Wheelchair Access

Foyer Space at our Libraries

Foyers at many of our libraries can be hired by non-commercial organisations and offer space where you are visible to passing visitors. Foyers are charged at £10 per hour.

Public liability insurance

  • When hiring a room, it's your responsibility to ensure adequate public liability insurance to cover use of the room by an individual or organisation and any visitors.
  • You must show us evidence of this insurance if requested.
  • If you don't have your own public liability insurance, we can provide cover, but an additional charge may be payable. 

Milton Keynes City Council has public liability insurance to protect itself from claims that arise due to the negligent acts of its employees. However, you will be responsible for any claims that could arise due to negligence during your period of hire.

Ways to pay your room hire invoice

Please check your invoice for details on how to pay for your room hire. If you would like some help, please speak with the administrator on 01908 254204.

Conditions of hire for library meeting rooms

  1. All library meeting room bookings must be submitted using the online form.
  2. The hire period must cover any time required to set up and close down your meeting and this time will be charged for.
  3. The hirer will be invoiced for the room hire charge by Milton Keynes City Council.
  4. Hiring rooms outside opening hours will be charged at an enhanced hourly rate. Ask staff for details.
  5. In the event of an increase in hire charges, the rate will remain as confirmed at the time the booking, or block of bookings was made. An increase of the hire charges will occur on 1 April each year and will be index linked to the RPI.
  6. The hirer should inform library staff as soon as possible of the cancellation of any booking. There is a 25% non-refundable deposit.
  7. Milton Keynes City Council libraries reserve the right to cancel any booking at its discretion and to change or amend the terms and conditions of hire at any time without prior notice.
  8. Milton Keynes City Council libraries reserve the right to close the premises at any time for emergency or periodic maintenance and also when the premises are required for public elections or similar events.
  9. Individuals/organisations that are working with children and young people must show library staff a copy of their Child Protection Policy for teachers/tutors who are working with children or vulnerable adults. Evidence of this policy must be shown to library staff when you arrive at the library on the day of your booking.
  10. Milton Keynes City Council has public liability insurance to protect itself from claims that arise from claims due to the negligent acts of its employees.
  11. The hirer will indemnify themselves for any claims that could arise due to any negligence during the period of hire by the individual/organisation hiring the facilities. Should the hirer not have their own public liability cover, this can be provided by the council, but an additional charge may be payable.  
  12. The hirer of the meeting room will, at the end of the period of hire, leave the room in a clean and tidy condition and will properly dispose of all litter.
  13. The hirer of the meeting room will be held responsible for any damage to the room or contents during the period of hire, unless the loss or damage has been caused by an employee or agent of Milton Keynes City Council, and will immediately on demand repay to Milton Keynes City Council the cost of repair or replacement of the damaged property.
  14. The hirer shall not sublet or transfer this booking to any other person or organisation.
  15. Young people, 18 years and under, must be supervised by responsible adults at all times during the course of a booking.
  16. In cases of block booking, the user must not leave their own belongings or equipment on the premises.
  17. Approval for the use of libraries by political parties shall be determined by the nature of the occasion.
  18. No advertising or publicity material will be displayed inside or outside the building without the prior approval of library staff.
  19. With the exception of guide dogs, no animals will be allowed on the premises.
  20. Fire exits must not be obstructed in any manner. The hirer must ensure that the fire and safety procedures displayed in the meeting room are read by all attending the meeting.
  21. Under the Electricity at Work Regulations, you must not bring in your own electrical equipment unless it has been tested by an approved or suitably qualified person. There is no access to a drinking water supply so no kettles or coffee makers can be used.
  22. No alcohol is to be sold on the premises.
  23. A 'no smoking' policy applies throughout library premises.
  24. Failure to comply with the conditions of hire may result in further bookings being refused.

Updated May 2021

Milton Keynes City Council Libraries contact information

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