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West Calder Library

Located in newly refurbished Carnegie Library building, the library also offers the Council's Customer Information Service

Phone Number Change

The library phone number has changed: the new number is 01506 283550

There will be no CIS service on Friday 18, Monday 21 and Tuesday 22 May. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.


Library Services

Books for children, young people and adults, talking books and large print books.


Library Opening Hours

  • Monday: 10.00am - 4.00pm
  • Tuesday: 10.00am - 7.00pm
  • Wednesday: 11.00am - 4.00pm
  • Thursday: 11.00am - 6.00pm
  • Friday: 10.00am - 3.00pm
  • Saturday: 10.00am - 1.00pm

Useful Information

  • One disabled parking bay nearby
  • Local bus stop is approximately a five minute walk away
  • Main door has disabled push button access
  • Disabled flat bed lift for customer access
  • Hearing induction loop system
  • JAWS software
  • Quick reads and High Low books available

What's On

  • Bookbug Session

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

Next sessions:

  • Thursday 26 April at 10.30am
  • Thursday 31 May at 10.30am
  • Lego Club - Saturday

The Lego clubs takes place once a month on Saturdays at 10.00am - 1.00pm and is for children aged between six and eight years old. Please speak to library staff if you are interested as spaces are limited and must be booked in advance.  The next clubs is due to take place on Saturday 14 April.   The May meeting will take place on Saturday 12 May.

  • Lego Club - Tuesday

The Tuesday Lego Club will take place on the last Tuesday of the month at 3.30pm.  The next meetings will take place on Tuesday 24 April and Tuesday 29 May.

  • Homework Club

The Homework Club meets every Tuesday at 3.30pm during term time.

Book Groups -

  • Tuesday Book Group

The group meets on the first Tuesday of the month.  The May meeting will take place on Tuesday 1 May at 6.00pm. New members are welcome.

  • Thursday Book Group

The group meets on the last Thursday of the month at 4.45pm and all are welcome.  The next meetings are due to take place on Thursday 26 April and Thursday 31 May.

  • Rowdy Readers

Rowdy Readers meets on the second Tuesday of the month.  The next meeting takes place on Tuesday 8 May at 6.00pm.  New members are welcome.


Public Computers

We have four computers available for free public use, with sessions bookable in one hour slots. You can book by phone, email, online or in person up to a week in advance.


Customer Information Service (CIS)

Information, advice and support on:

  • Benefits
  • Bin calendars
  • Blue Badges 
  • Bulky uplifts 
  • Concessionary travel 
  • Council tax
  • Housing applications

CIS Opening Hours:

  • Monday: 10.00am - 3.00pm
  • Tuesday: 10.00am - 3.00pm
  • Wednesday: 11.00am - 4.00pm
  • Thursday: 11.00am - 4.00pm
  • Friday: 10.00am - 3.00pm

Please note the CIS enquiry desk closes 1.00pm - 1.30pm every day