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Simpson Library (Bathgate)

Services available, business hours and contact details

Book jigsaw

The Simpson Library offers a wide range of services to people of all ages:

  • Books for children, young people and adults
  • Talking books
  • Large Print books
  • Quick reads and High Low books available
  • Book Group
  • Storytimes
  • Bookbug sessions
  • Boardmaker software
  • High Visibility keyboard
  • Free replacement hearing aid batteries
  • Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Service
  • 11 PCs providing free computer access - PC access should be booked in advance by telephoning the library online using the following link: My PC Booking System (opens new window)
  • Photocopying and printing services are available in the library. Prices are displayed on the following document: Library service charges [211KB]   Please note we are unable to accept card payments.



  • Three disabled parking bays in centre car park
  • Local bus stop directly outside centre
  • Disabled push button access for main door to centre

Let's Do Engineering
FREE STORY-INSPIRED ACTIVITY SESSIONS - For ages 3-7 years old and families

Thursday 12th October,  10am - 12pm - Booking essential, please call: 01506 282910 or email:

Come along and listen to a storybook then take part in range of different play activities. Snacks and refreshments included plus free activity book for every participating child.

Organised by Let's Do Engineering Ltd, West Lothian Libraries and Heriot-Watt University.

Offered in collaboration with Heriot-Watt University as a part of an ongoing research project, free of charge as all costs covered by the research budget. As a part of the sign up progress you will asked to consent to research data collection during your participation in the sessions. All data will be kept secure and only utilised by approved researchers. Separate permissions will be requested for social media use of photographs taken during the session and used by the library and Let's Do Engineering Ltd to promote their activities.

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



The Jim Walker Partnership Centre (Formerly known as Bathgate Partnership Centre)

New Lindsay House

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