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Kempston Library

We are reopening! Our new opening hours are:



Monday and Friday

2pm to 5pm

Tuesday and Thursday

10am to 5pm


2pm to 6pm


9:30am to 4pm



The library have been rearranged to allow social distancing and there is a one-way system in place. There is a limit on the number of people who can be in the library at any one time, so you may be asked to queue. To ensure the safe use of the library, a reduced range of stock will be accessible and not all services will be available. Once you’ve chosen your books you can borrow them using the self-service machines. 


We’ve reduced the number of PCs in use to allow social distancing. Customers will be able to book one 45-minute session per day. You can book a session using the online booking form:


When you visit the library, please:

  • Queue with at least 2 metres between you and the next person
  • Wear a face covering, unless you have a legitimate reason not to
  • Use the hand sanitiser provided
  • Scan the NHS Test and Trace QR poster using your smartphone, or complete a NHS Test and Trace form
  • Follow social distancing rules
  • Help other customers by not staying longer than you need to.

Please visit the Virtual Library to find out more and for further service updates.


Online FREE services 

Are you aware of the amazing range of online services giving you access to thousands of e-books, audiobooks, magazines and newspapers - all you need is your library card number and PIN. Don't have a PIN? Request one here!

  • RB Digital - downloadable e-books, audiobooks and magazines all in one place
  • PressReader - Thousands of national and international newspapers and magazines to be read online or downloaded
  • Freegal - Millions of tracks to be streamed for up to 5 hours a day or download 5 tracks a day to keep

Not a member of the library service? Join online today!

Who to contact


Where to go

Kempston Library
Halsey Road
MK42 8AU
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Other Details

Age Bands
11-14 years old
18-25 years old
Parents and carers
15-17 years old
0-4 years old
5-10 years old