Books and reading
West Lothian Libraries offer a huge selection of books for all ages for leisure, study or information.
eBooks are now available from West Lothian Libraries. Click here (new window) to visit the new eBooks site and download a wide variety of titles for FREE.
Click here to see the most popular ebooks in West Lothian.
If you have used our eBook site, then please let us know what you think by completing this short, anonymous survey. It should take about five minutes to complete. Click HERE (new window) to enter survey.
- Book Groups
If you enjoy reading and talking about books, then you might like to join one of our Library Book Groups. Almondbank, Bathgate , Blackburn, Broxburn, Carmondean, East Calder (new window) , Fauldhouse, Lanthorn (new window) , Linlithgow (new window) , West Calder and Whitburn Libraries hold monthly Book Group meetings and new members are always welcome.
ReadABLE Book Group
There is also a reading group for people with hearing difficulties, which meets monthly in Room 4 in Bathgate Partnership Centre on a Friday morning at 11am. The next dates are 17 May and 14 June.
For more information, please contact Pauline Skinner on 07900 656989 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Click HERE to see the list of titles that will be added to West Lothian Libraries stock next month. You can find more information on all these books and request a copy through our online catalogue. (new window)
- Online Book Group
If you can't manage to get to a book group in the library, then why not join our new online book group? You can read what the groups thought about recently chosen books, read the books yourself and send us your views which will be published on the website. Click here for more details or use the link on the left hand column.
Top 20 Lists
If you want to see what's at the top of the book charts and available from West Lothian Libraries, have a look at the Top 20 lists for fiction and non-fiction, available to view or download at the bottom of the page. Visit the online catalogue (new window) to find out more about the books or to request a copy.
Hilary Mantel has won the Costa Book Award for her novel "Bring up the bodies", the only person to win the Costa and Man Booker awards in the same year.
Click here (new window) for more information on this novel and to request a copy, or visit the Costa Awards (new window) site to discover more about the author and the other books which were shortlisted.
Hilary Mantel has won this year's Man Booker Prize for Fiction for her novel "Bring up the bodies". Hilary is only the third person to win the Booker Prize twice and the only one to have won for a sequel. She previously won for "Wolf Hall" in 2009.
Click here (new window) for more information on this novel and to request a copy, or visit the Man Booker (new window) site to discover more about the author and the other books which were shortlisted.
The winner of this year's Orange Prize for Fiction is Madeline Miller for her debut novel "Song of Achilles". To find out more about the novel and the author, click here (new window) to visit the Orange Prize site.
Click here (new window) to link to library catalogue.
Reader Development Strategy
West Lothian Library Services' Strategy for encouraging reading and supporting readers, is available at the bottom of the page.