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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

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 July at 10.30am
  • Thursday 23 August at 10.30am


  • Summer Reading Challenge
  • Sign up for the Summer Reading Challenge from Friday 22 June, read six books, take part in fun activities and get rewards - and all for free!  Open to primary school aged children of all reading abilities.  Speak to library staff for more details and to register.  The challenge takes place from 2 July to 17 August 2018.

  • West Calder Library Summer Reading Challenge Events

-   Magic Show, Tuesday 10 July, 2.30pm

-   Sleepover for Naughty Toys, Tuesday 24 July, 2.30pm


  • 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 club will have a break over summer and resume in August.

  • 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 26 June and Tuesday 24 July.

  • 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 at 6.00pm.  Please note that the Tuesday Book Group will take a break over the summer.  

  • 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 28 June and Thursday 26 July.

  • Rowdy Readers

Rowdy Readers meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 6.00pm.  Please note that Rowdy Readers will take a break over the summer.  

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