Simpson Library (Bathgate)

Services available, business hours and contact details

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Please note - Simpson library will operate on a self-service only basis on Monday 20th September until 5.30pm.  From 5.30pm - 8pm the library will be staffed. 

From Monday 19th July appointments will no longer be required to browse in Simpson library.
Following confirmation by the Scottish Government of the lifting restrictions such as physical distancing and household numbers, changes are being made to the service currently provided from 23 August 2021.

Library customers will be able to access their favourite books faster, with the 72-hour quarantine for returned materials no longer required.

Click & Collect will remain. Customers will continue to reserve their items from the library catalogue and will be contacted when they are available to collect from a designated collection point in the library, then check out the items, either at the self-service kiosk or library reception, at any time during library opening hours. .

To ensure the safety of staff and customers, visitor numbers will remain limited based on the capacity at each library; queues may be experienced during busy periods.

Face coverings will still be required unless you are exempt, and Test and Protect procedures through Check in Scotland will still be in place.

All visitors will also be encouraged to maintain good hand hygiene with washing and sanitising facilities available in every venue, with a one-way system in place and windows and doors open where possible to increase ventilation.

Customers will be encouraged to wipe down touch points before and after use on machines such as self-check machines, PCs and photocopiers, with use of self-check machines promoted to reduce contact with staff.

Our staff will be on hand for assistance if required and if physical distancing can be maintained.


New memberships: Details on how to become West Lothian library member can be found on our library membership webpage

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Bathgate Partnership Centre

South Bridge Street


EH48 1TS

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Library opening hours

Opening hours:

Monday: 8.30am – 8pm

Tuesday: 8.30am – 8pm

Wednesday: 8am - 8pm - Self service only

Thursday: 8.30am – 8pm

Friday: 8.30am – 8pm

Saturday: 10am – 1pm

Sunday: Unavailable

Contact Details:


Tel:01506 282910