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Local History Library

Find out the rich heritage of your local area in the West Lothian Local History Library. The Library holds a huge range of books, maps and images about West Lothian's places and people.

The Local History Library is based in Tam Dalyell House (formerly County Buildings) in Linlithgow High Street.  

The Local History library is a reference library.  Customers are welcome to come and carry out research. Staff are able to direct customers to the Local History Library where customers can browse the collection and carry out their own research. We are unable to answer enquiries by telephone or email but you are welcome to pop in to the Local History Library.

Opening hours:

  • Monday: 9am - 5pm
  • Tuesday: 9am - 7pm
  • Wednesday: 9am - 5pm
  • Thursday: 9am - 7pm
  • Friday: 9am - 5pm
  • Saturday: 9am - 1pm

More than just history - find out what's on offer at the West Lothian Local History Library:3 wee girls, West Calder, 1920s
3 wee girls, West Calder, 1920s

In addition the Local History Library offers:

  • Schools' packs for each town and village

For Family History information, see the Family History page

Explore your heritage, re-discover your history, bring the past to life.

West Lothian Local History Library - collecting, preserving, organising and promoting West Lothian's heritage.

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