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Blackburn Library

Blackburn Partnership Centre offers access to the Council's Customer Information Service as well as the full range of library services.

Blackburn Library and CIS are now open in their new location of Blackburn Partnership Centre, providing access to the full range of library services and customer queries.


Library Services

  • Books for children, young people and adults
  • Talking books
  • Large Print books
  • Storytimes
  • Bookbug sessions
  • Seven pcs providing free computer access

Library Opening Hours

Monday: 9am - 5pm

Tuesday: 9am - 5pm

Wednesday: 9am - 5pm

Thursday: 9am - 7pm

Friday: 9am - 5pm

Saturday:  9am - 1pm


Customer Information Service

  • Benefits advice
  • Bin calendars
  • Blue Badges
  • Bulky uplifts
  • Concessionary travel
  • Council tax enquiries
  • Housing applications
  • and much more.

CIS Opening Hours

Monday: 9am - 3pm

Tuesday: 10am - 5pm

Wednesday: 10am - 3pm

Thursday: 10am - 7pm

Friday: 10am - 4pm


Useful Information

  • Two disabled parking bays nearby
  • Local bus stops directly outside centre
  • Main door has disabled push button access
  • Large keyboard and tracker ball mouse available
  • Hearing induction loop system
  • JAWS software
  • Quick reads and High Low books available

What's On​​

  •  Summer Reading Challenge

The Summer Reading Challenge is open to all primary school aged children and is designed for all reading abilities. Children can read whatever they like - comic books, fact books, joke books, picture books - just as long as they are borrowed from the library.  Children receive special rewards each time they finish a book.  Every child who completes the Challenge receives a certificate and medal and FREE entry to Almond Valley Heritage Centre when accompanied by one paying adult per child.  See Summer Reading Challenge for a list of all West Lothian library activities.

DateStartEndActivities
30/07/201910.30am11.30amMake your own flying straw rocket

 

  •  Bookbug sessions

    Stories, songs & rhymes for babies, toddlers & pre-school children.  Bring a grown-up with you to share in the fun.  Our Bookbug sessions will now be held every second Wednesday at 9.15am. 

    Next sessions:

  • Tuesday's 9th & 23rd June at 10.30am

 

  • Lego Club

If you are aged 6-8 years, talk to staff about joining our Lego Club. The Lego Club takes place every Friday from 2.30pm - 3.30pm. 
 

  • Access to Employment

Advice and support to help you into work. Please call Access2Employment 0800 032 9768  or email access2employment@westlothian.gov.uk for more details.

 

  • Coming soon!  Tea n' Tablet - Digital sessions for older adults

Would you like to learn more about using your tablet to browse the internet, use online banking, gain access to better insurance or energy deals or keep in touch with loved ones?  Come along to our Tea n' Tablet sessions where we will help you get the most out of using your tablet.

No booking is required but if you would like to find out more about pdf icon Tea n' Tablet at Blackburn Library [295kb]  please call us on 01506 282910 or email blackburn.lib@westlothian.gov.uk