Books and Reading
cloudLibrary App - Borrowing books just got easier and safer
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:
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note: The BookMyne app is no longer available. We recommend customers download our couldLibrary app.
Book groups and clubs are gradually resuming in our libraries, please visit the individual library webpages for meeting dates and times:
- Almondbank Library (Craigshill) - Adult Book Group (Crime)
- Lanthorn Library @ Torridon House, Almondvale Boulevard, Livingston EH54 6QY - Adult Book Club
- Ian Tennant Library, Whitburn - Junior Book Club
Booking is essential to attend all face to face activities in libraries at the moment, please contact the library you wish to visit to reserve your place: Your Library
We produce an advance list of online catalogue or print and complete the 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.which will be added to library stock each month, so why not have a look? You can then reserve your choices through our
For more reading, material, check out what's available digitally:
Scottish Collection and Classics Collection
A Scottish Collection and a Classics Collection is available now at Linlithgow Library.
If you can't make it along to Linlithgow Library, you can visit the online catalogue to see what's available.
Remember you can request up to 20 items at a time to be delivered to your local library - and there's no charge.
Healthy Reading Programme
The Healthy Reading Programme has been developed to make it easier to access mental health and well-being books and web-based support. The resources have been recommended by Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services in Lothian for use with or by children and young people to help promote positive mental well-being and support those children and young people experiencing emotional distress.
The books included in the young person's Healthy Reading scheme include books to support a range of life situations/circumstances, including anxiety/stress, low mood, bereavement, bullying and eating disorders.
The collection also includes resources for parents and or staff to help tackle problems which can arise at many different stages of general childhood development, such as challenging behaviour, sleep problems and relationship difficulties with peers.
Many of the books contain self-help exercises based on a cognitive-behaviour therapy approach. Some of the books are written by those who have experienced difficulties themselves and some are written by experienced mental health professionals.
There is also a similar collection of books to support adult wellbeing which can be requested through your nearest library.
See the full Healthy Reading list on the online catalogue.