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Opening Hours Changes

Some libraries will be changing their opening hours on a Wednesday from 2nd April to allow time for staff training and the changes are listed below.

Opening at 11am - Carmondean Connected and Lanthorn

Closing at 3pm - Armadale, Broxburn and Whitburn

No change - Almondbank, Bathgate, Blackburn, Blackridge, Fauldhouse, Linlithgow, Pumpherston and West Calder

East Calder library will be opening at 10.30am on a Wednesday from the beginning of May, rather than April.


Library Newsletter - Spring Edition

The Spring e newsletter has just been released, so sign up (new window) to receive it and subsequent newsletters by email. If you would prefer just to view it, then visit the newsletter archive. (new window)


New e Talking Book Service Available

You can now download the latest bestsellers as talking books and play them on a variety of devices, to listen to where and when you like. There are over 1000 titles to choose from with unlimited availability on each title, so no more waiting lists. New titles are added each month, with something for all ages and tastes. You may borrow up to 10 e talking books, and select a loan period of between 1 and 21 days.

Register here (new window) to try the latest addition to our e Library.


**Local History Library Has Moved**

The Local History Library has moved from County Buildings into Linlithgow branch library for approximately six months while County Buildings is being converted into a Partnership Centre. The phone number remains the same - 01506 282491.



Zinio Online Magazine Service


You can choose from a wide range of popular magazines and download them for FREE to a variety of devices including your pc, laptop, IPad, tablet or phone, giving you access wherever you choose, 24/7.

We have over 50 magazines covering food, travel, motoring, fitness, sport, hobbies, celebrity and much more.


See our full list of titles.

Simply register on the Zinio (new window) site with your library barcode, email address and password, create a separate Zinio account (you can use the same email address and password) then start downloading the magazines of your choice.

Full instructions, including a step-by-step guide are available on the site or to download.


What's Available

West Lothian has 14 community libraries (new window), providing a variety of services with something for everyone. We also have two mobile libraries which will visit outlying areas of West Lothian. View or download the leaflet which explains what's available at your local library.

Contact details and opening hours.


Join the library online

You can now join the library online. Click HERE to begin your membership application. You will still need to visit the library to provide your proof of identification and collect your ticket.


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Register on the site (new window) with your library barcode and PIN (usually the last 4 digits of your phone number) and then logon and start searching. You can now borrow or reserve up to six eBooks at a time and download them to a variety of eBook readers, IPhones, IPads and Android devices,  including Kindle Fire.


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.


Book News 

To catch up with all the latest Book news, Book Groups and recommendations click here (new window).




Bookbug is part of Scottish Book Trust, the leading agency for the promotion of literature, reading and writing in Scotland, and aims to encourage parents and children to share and enjoy books together. The  Bookbug timetables below list all the library sessions for the next couple of months.

April Timetable (new window)


Catch all the latest Bookbug news and timetables on the West Lothian Facebook page (new window).


Updated  22/04/14

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