Local History Library

In line with current guidance from the Scottish Government on social distancing, the Local History Library is closed until further notice. During this time, the Museums Service will continue to post collection images and stories on West Lothian Council - Museums and Local History Facebook page

The Local History Library is based in Tam Dalyell House (formerly County Buildings) in Linlithgow High Street.  

The Local History library is a reference library.  Customers are welcome to come and carry out research. Staff are able to direct customers to the Local History Library where customers can browse the collection and carry out their own research. We are unable to answer enquiries by telephone or email but you are welcome to pop in to the Local History Library.

Opening hours:

  • Monday: 9am - 5pm
  • Tuesday: 9am - 7pm
  • Wednesday: 9am - 5pm
  • Thursday: 9am - 7pm
  • Friday: 9am - 5pm
  • Saturday: 9am - 1pm 

More than just history - find out what's on offer at the West Lothian Local History Library:Local History Image

In addition the Local History Library offers:

  • Schools' packs for each town and village

For Family History information, see the Family History page

Explore your heritage, re-discover your history, bring the past to life.

West Lothian Local History Library - collecting, preserving, organising and promoting West Lothian's heritage.

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Tam Dalyell House

Linlithgow Partnership Centre

High Street


EH49 7EQ

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Opening hours
  • Mondays 9am - 5pm
  • Tuesdays 9am - 7pm
  • Wednesdays 9am - 3pm
  • Thursdays 9am - 7pm
  • Fridays 9am - 5pm
  • Saturdays 9am - 1pm