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The Summer Reading Challenge is back!
We've got lots of digital resources you can read, audio books you can listen to, as well as comics and magazines that you can read online too! All the information, including how to make a new account, is included on the 'Get Started' page. So what are you waiting for? Let's get silly and let's get started!
Libraries reopening on July 27th
The Library service will be returning on July the 27th with Dalkeith Library the first branch to be reopened. We will open other branches as we can.
Initially we will be operating with a reserve and collect service, meaning that you can order a selection of materials (via phone, email and online) to collect at an assigned time and you will also be able to return items to open branches.
Please keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter for updates and information will also be posted on the main council website.
There will be more information about social distancing measures and other details to follow, including any changes to opening hours etc.
Reserve and Collect
Some information for Reserve and Collect customers.
Staff begin working on your request as soon as they can. They will then collect your items before contacting you to arrange a collection time, so be aware that this is not an immediate reply.
Also, if you select specific items then this will take longer and as we cannot access closed branches, there is no guarantee that we will be able to supply all individually specified items. So, to avoid disappointment and to help speed the process, please also detail a general list of items that you would be happy to receive.
You can select Dalkeith Library as well as Mobile Library stops as a collection location, we will be adding other branches and locations as we can. Look for announcements here.
The Mobile Library visits; Lasswade Centre on Mondays, Newbattle Centre on Tuesdays, Penicuik Centre on Wednesdays, and Loanhead Centre on Thursdays. It is at these locations between 10-1 and we will contact you to confirm which day you can collect your items.
No Late Fines
Don't worry about late fines - there will be no additional fines from 18 March until further notice.
Please ignore any overdue emails you receive, we are working to stop these.
You will be able to return items to open branches from July the 27th (intially Dalkeith Library)
We still offer a range of free online services including:
- eMagazines and newspapers
- Online Learning - Hoonuit
Services usually available in libraries
Hearing aid clinics
Hearing aid clinics are suspended.
- More hearing aid information is on our health updates page.
NEC bus passes
We will be updating this page with information about how to apply for bus passes.
Sign in with your library card number and PIN to:
- search the catalogue
- view and renew loans
- request items
You can also upgrade your account to:
- find ideas on what to read, listen or watch
- create wishlists
- write reviews
- share your recommendations by email or social media
If you are not already a library member you can complete the online form here.
Hoonuit offers a wide range of online how-to training modules on many different software applications, platforms and devices such as; Adobe Dreamweaver, Apple iMovie, Google Chrome, Microsoft Excel, programming languages C++ and lots more beside.
It comes under the ‘Education’ banner on the RB Digital App.