Reserve and Collect Reserve and Collect
Book Request

Use this form to detail the types of books (or other items) that you would like to collect from the library (don't forget to select your branch). Please include contact details and your full library membership number (which begins with a 5... or UNREG if online only). If you are not currently a member, create an account online.

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Urgent Covid-19 Information Urgent Covid-19 Information

Latest update on COVID-19

Library Branches Closing

Due to the worsening situation and following Scottish Government advice, Midlothian Council has decided that all three of our libraries currently open (Dalkeith, Newtongrange, and Penicuik) will be closed to the public at 5pm on Tuesday the 22nd of December

That is, ALL current library branches, previously open, have now closed as of Tuesday the 22nd of December at 5pm. This includes book drop offs and 'reserve and collect' enquiries. We hope that we will be re-opening branches for limited services on Tuesday January the 5th 2021.

Many apologies for the short notice and we hope to see you all again in the new year. Any books that were due to be collected can and will be set aside for you if you wish. All fines will be waived during this period. Any questions please get in touch, either email, or phone the contact centre 0131 270 7500


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.


Online resources

We continue to offer a range of free online services during this period including:

  • eBooks 
  • eAudiobooks
  • eMagazines and newspapers
  • eComics
  • Online Learning - Hoonuit