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What's new in libraries across West Lothian


MANIL 2018

Make a Noise in Libraries Fortnight takes place from Monday 4 June to Sunday 17 June 2018.

It aims to connect blind and partially sighted people with books and reading.

For more information on the events taking place in West Lothian Libraries, please visit MANIL 2018.


Summer Reading Challenge 2018

Registration for this year's Summer Reading Challenge will open on Friday 22 June.

This year's theme is Mischief Makers, celebrating the 80th Anniversary of the Beano comic.

To find out more, please visit the  Summer Reading Challenge 2018.


Borrow+

From 1st April 2018, members will be able to pdf icon Borrow+ [1Mb] with West Lothian Libraries. 

West Lothian Libraries are supporting their customers to expand their reading choices.  The limit for physical items will increase from 10 to 20 items.  In addition, members will be able to request up to 20 physical items at a time from the library catalogue.  And finally, West Lothian Libraries are removing all request charges from 1st April 2018.

Visit your local library to pdf icon Borrow+ [1Mb] and stock up on your reading material.  Alternatively you can use the online catalogue..


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Free WiFi

You can now access free WiFi at the following libraries:

  • Almondbank
  • Armadale
  • Simpson Library, Bathgate
  • Broxburn
  • Carmondean Connected
  • Fauldhouse
  • Lanthorn
  • Linlithgow
  • Whitburn

My PC Booking System

You can now book your own session on one of the public computers in all libraries and some community centres. Simply register at My PC with your library barcode and PIN on your phone, tablet or pc.
Sessions can be booked up to a week in advance.


Hearing Aid Batteries Available in Libraries

You can collect batteries for your NHS hearing aid from all libraries. Staff can give you a three month supply of batteries free of charge: simply bring your yellow audiology book.


eLibrary

The eLibrary is open 24/7, offering free downloads of ebooks, eMagazines and eTalking Books, so why not have a look at what's available?

A great selection of eBooks and eTalking Books is now brought to you through BorrowBox. 

There are currently 28 eMagazines available from RBDigital, with something to suit everyone.

You simply sign up with your library barcode, create an account and start downloading to tablets, smart phones, laptops and pcs.


eNewsletter

The pdf icon Summer 2018 edition [443kb] of the library eNewsletter is now available.

Sign up to receive our Library e-Newsletter regularly by email,  or visit the e-Newsletter archive to read the current and previous issues.