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Libraries

West Lothian has fourteen Community Libraries and one Local History Library.

Customer & Community Services - Customer Satisfaction survey  

Please help us continue to improve by telling us about your experiences when visiting our libraries: Customer & Community Services - Customer Satisfaction survey.

 


West Lothian Community Libraries offer a wide range of services for people of all ages.

  • Books for children, young people and adults
  • Audio/Talking books
  • Large print books
  • Quick reads and High Low books 
  • Book groups
  • Storytimes
  • Bookbug sessions
  • Activities and clubs 
  • Free replacement hearing aid batteries
  • 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
  • Photocopying and printing services are available in every library at very competitive rates. Prices are displayed on the following document:  Library service charges [89.67KB]  Please note we are unable to accept card payments. 

 


Accessibility

All West Lothian Libraries have wheelchair access, automatic or accessible push button door entry systems, accessible toilet facilities and are breastfeeding friendly venues.

For accessible parking information please check the webpage of the library you wish to visit: Your Library

The following accessibility resources are available in our Community Libraries:

  • Accessible public access computers
  • Big button-high vis keyboards
  • Adobe reader and read aloud software available on all public access computers
  • Boardmaker software - Please note this is currently unavailable at Whitburn library, apologies for any inconvenience
  • Audio/Talking books
  • Large Print books
  • High Low books - (High Low books are highly engaging whilst easy to read)
  • All digital reading resources have accessibility options: Digital Library 

 

 

Macmillan @ West Lothian Cancer Information & Support Service

Macmillan @ West Lothian provide support in person by appointment in Bathgate, Livingston and Strathbrock Partnership Centres, and also by phone and email. For cancer information, support, or just someone to talk to contact us today on 01506 283053 or email MacmillanWestLothian@westlothian.gov.uk

 


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: Icon for pdf cloudLibrary App User Guide [616.74KB]

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: library.info@westlothian.gov.uk


New memberships: You can still join the library by completing the online application on our library membership webpage


 

Find your nearest library, services available, business hours and contact details
Reviews and recommendations of books in our library collections from library staff and West Lothian library members
Library information pages, including library membership, accessing and managing your library account, children & young people's resources (including Bookbug), computers & WiFi and library news (including library projects).
West Lothian libraries offer free digital access to thousands of popular e-books, e-talking books and e-magazines, available 24/7 to enjoy at home or on the go.
Library books delivered to your home
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Find your libraries monthly activities, ongoing activities and archived library videos you can watch at your leisure.

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