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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: 10am - 4pm
  • Tuesday: 10am - 7pm
  • Wednesday: 11am - 4pm
  • Thursday: 11am - 6pm
  • Friday: 10am - 3pm
  • Saturday: 10am - 1pm

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​​

  •  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.

11/07/191.30pm2.30pmCraft session and Storytime- Rockets
23/07/192.30pm2.30pmCraft session- Planets
08/08/191.30pm2.30pmCraft session- Make an Astronaut glove


Come along and learn all about using a tablet/smart phone

17 July 201910:00 AM12:00 PM
24 July 201910:00 AM12:00 PM


  • Bookbug Session

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

Next session:

  • Thursday 25th July at 11.30am


  • 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 6pm. 

  • Thursday Book Group

The group meets on the last Thursday of the month at 4.45pm and all are welcome. 

  • Rowdy Readers

Rowdy Readers meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 6pm. 

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: 10am - 3pm
  • Tuesday: 10am - 3pm
  • Wednesday: 11am - 4pm
  • Thursday: 11am - 4pm
  • Friday: 10am - 3pm

Please note the CIS enquiry desk closes from 1pm - 1.30pm every day