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Access Your Library Account & Search, Reserve and Renew

Manage your West Lothian libraries account, search the library catalogue, renew your loans and reserve books, eBooks and eTalking Books online

Search, reserve, renew

Important information: Essential maintenance to the library online platform is scheduled to be carried out on Wed, 19 Jun 2024 at 9pm for approximately 30 minutes, the  library catalogue and member's accounts will be unavailable during this time. We apologise for any inconvenience.


Accessing your library account

Log in or register here (opens new window)

You can access your library account to search our online library catalogue (opens new window), reserve items and review or renew your loans here (opens new window)



  • Select the Log in or My Account tab at the top of the online catalogue home page (opens new window) and enter your library barcode number and PIN in the pop-up box that appears, then select log in. If you have forgotten your PIN and have a valid email recorded on your library account you can request a reminder by clicking the red Forgot my PIN text.  If you don't have a library account you can start your application online on: Library membership.

Please note: If you receive the pop-up message 'Privilege has expired' when logging in to you library account, this may simply mean we need to check the details on your library account are current and correct.  Please contact or visit your local library and speak to a member of staff to update your details and your library membership will be renewed for a further 2 years. If any of your personals details e.g. address, name etc have changed, you will be required to show updated ID documents e.g. driving licence, utility bill etc.

  • Borrowed items may be renewed up to 3 times online unless reserved by another borrower (not DVDs).  If you require your loan to be extended further please contact your local library or email (opens new window)

  • West Lothian Libraries operate a Click & Collect request service.  Please check here for individual library information and instructions.  Please note, all items should be checked out once collected from the designated Click & Collect pick up points, either at a self-service kiosk, by using the check-out function of our cloudLibrary app or at the library reception desk.

If you require further assistance accessing or navigating your library account please email (opens new window) or contact your local library


Monthly New Titles

We produce an advance list of  new titles [3MB] which are be added to library stock each month, so why not have a look? You can then reserve your choices through our online catalogue (opens new window) or print and complete the New titles reservation form [551KB]  and hand it into the library at your next appointment, paper copies are also available in the libraries. A member of library staff will contact you when your reservations are ready to be collected.  

For more reading, material, check out what's available digitally:

e-Books, e-Audio/Talking books & e-Magazines

You can search for and download e-Books, e-Audio/Talking books & e-Magazines to your smartphone, tablet or PC using BorrowBox (opens new window).  Please visit our Digital library web pages for more information on the range of digital resources available.

Newspaper Index

The Local Newspaper Index (opens new window) is also available on the online catalogue, with short extracts from thousands of articles from local newspapers such as West Lothian Courier and Linlithgow Gazette. To see the full articles, please visit the Local History Library in Linlithgow.

If you experience any difficulties logging into your library account please contact providing your library membership number and/or your full name, address including postcode and date of birth.

cloudLibrary app - Borrowing books just got easier and safer

cloudLibrary app

Introducing cloudLibrary a fantastic, modern way to check out books from the library via your smartphone or tablet. Download the cloudLibrary by bibliotheca app from your app store and register using your library membership number and PIN. When you visit the library and have selected the books you wish to borrow, simply scan their barcodes using your smartphone or tablet, finish the checkout process in the app, then pack your books and go! 

Key features of the cloudLibrary app include:

  • manage your library account online
  • search the online library catalogue 
  • reserve physical books
  • renew physical book loans
  • receive interactive receipts for physical items borrowed
  • provides a clear list of borrowed items and return due dates
  • view your borrowing history
  • receive notifications of return dates
  • view and cancel reservations
  • add multiple library memberships to your account e.g. parents can add their children's accounts.
  • customise your app using engaging genre-based avatars and colour themes

Please click the following link for user guide leaflet: cloudLibrary App User Guide [616KB]

Current methods of checking out items, such as self-service kiosks, and handing to library staff can still be used.

If you require any assistance with downloading or using cloudLibrary please ask a member of staff in any West Lothian library or email: (opens new window)