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Simpson Library (Bathgate)

The Simpson Library is located in Bathgate Partnership Centre, home to many council services, community centre and cafe.

Simpson (Bathgate) Library will be closed on 24 October 2018 to facilitate the annual stock check.  


The Simpson Library offers a wide range of services to people of all ages:

  • Books for children, young people and adults
  • Talking books
  • Large Print books
  • Book Group
  • Storytimes
  • Bookbug sessions
  • 11 pcs providing free computer access
  • Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Service

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday: 8.30am - 8.00pm

Saturday: 9.00am - 5.00pm

Public access PCs shut down at 7.30pm Monday-Friday and 4.30pm on Saturdays.


Free WiFi

Free WiFi is now available in the library. 

pdf icon WiFi code. [139kb]


Useful Information

  • Three disabled parking bays in centre car park
  • Local bus stop directly outside centre
  • Disabled push button access for main door to centre
  • JAWS software
  • Quick reads and High Low books available

What's On

  • Bathgate Library Book Group

If you enjoy reading, why not join our reading group? The group is informal and very relaxed and meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 6.00pm. 

  • Bookbug Sessions

Stories, songs & rhymes for babies, toddlers & pre-school children.  Bring a grown-up with you to share in the fun.

Next sessions: 

  • Friday 7 September at 10.00am
  • Tuesday 25 September at 10.00am

Author Visit  - Alex Gray

The Scottish Crime Fiction Bestseller will visit Simpson Library on Monday 19 November at 7pm

This is a free event, however please obtain a ticket from the library if you wish to attend

 

  • IT Buddy

We currently have an I.T. Buddy available on Tuesday mornings between 10am and 12 noon.  If you would like an appointment, telephone 01506 282910, email bathgate.lib@westlothian.gov.uk or speak to a member of staff for more information.


Work Club

There is a Work Club held every Friday morning, 9.30am to 11.30am, where advisers from Access2Employment and Community Learning and Development offer professional help with CVs, job application forms etc. Information on the latest job vacancies is also available.


Access2Employment

The Hub offers employability assistance on a 1 to 1 appointment basis with advisers from Access2Employment. There are three pcs which IT literate customers can use on a drop-in basis to carry out job searches, research training etc.To make an appointment, please phone: 0800 032 9768, email: access2employment@westlothian.gov.uk or call into Bathgate Partnership Centre.