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Local History Library

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. 

Customers wishing to use the microfiche, should contact us before visiting, by calling Linlithgow library on:01506 283880, emailing Linlithgow library (opens new window) or by sending a message to West Lothian Council - Museums and Local History Facebook page (opens new window) 


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
Tuesday to Friday: 9.30am - 4.30pm
Saturday: 10.30am - 12.30pm