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Lanthorn Library (Dedridge)

The library is located in the Lanthorn Community Centre, Dedridge, Livingston.

Lanthorn Library provides a comprehensive library service for people of all ages:

  • Books for children, young people and adults
  • Talking books
  • Large Print books
  • Book Group
  • Storytimes
  • Bookbug sessions
  • Seven pcs providing free computer access
  • Family History Centre
  • Free WiFi

Opening Hours

Monday: 10am - 3pm

Tuesday: 11am - 5pm

Wednesday: 11am - 4pm

Thursday: 10am - 7pm

Friday: 11am - 5pm

Saturday: 9am - 1pm

Family History Centre

The Family History Centre is now open in the library, with volunteers from the West Lothian Family History Society providing help and support to those who would like to research their family tree. No appointment necessary, and the centre is open at the following times:

Monday: 10am -3pm

Thursday: 11am - 4pm

Free WiFi

Free WiFi is now available in the library. 

pdf icon WiFi code. [234kb]

Useful Information

  • Nine disabled parking bays nearby
  • Local bus stop is approximately a five minute walk away
  • No steps to access the main doors which have disabled push button access
  • Large keyboard and tracker ball mouse available
  • JAWS software
  • Quick reads and High Low books available

What's On

To celebrate Book Week Scotland Book Week Scotland 19th - 25th November we have the following events:

  • Author Quiz  for Adult Members.  Can you match the Author to their Birth Place?  Hand in your entry to library staff for your chance to win a prize
  • Scottish Slang for Junior Members.  Do you know the meaning of all the Scottish Slang words?  Hand in your entry to library staff for your chance to win a prize
  • Haggis Hunt for Junior Members.  How many Haggis can you find hiding in the Library?  Prize for you if you can find them all

      The above events will run from Monday 19th until Saturday 24th November

  • Storytime Tuesday 20th November @ 11am & 2pm.  Come along and listen to the 3 stories nominated for the Bookbug Picture Book prize 2019.  Vote for your favourite
  • Craft session Friday 23rd @2pm.  Come along and create your own PomPom Haggis

 No booking is required, however please contact the Library if you require any further information.


  • Bookbug sessions

Stories, songs & rhymes suitable for all under 3's and their grown-ups. Next sessions are:

  • Wednesday 14th November at 11.15am
  • Thursday 22nd November at 2.00pm


  • Book Group

The Book Group meets in the library on the last Thursday of the month at 5.45pm, and new members are always welcome.  The next meeting is:

  • Thursday's 25th October and 29th November at 5.45pm


  • Museum Display

The display case in Lanthorn Library can be made available for community displays. If your group or organisation would like to use it, please contact the Museums Development Officer on 01506 283666 or email: