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Library Information

Latest update on COVID-19

Midlothian Libraries re-opening

Loanhead Library is reopening to the public on Monday the 9th of August 2021. Currently Dalkeith, Danderhall, Gorebridge, Newtongrange and Penicuik Libraries have already reopened to the public. The Mobile Library will continue to offer services to the wider community also.

Opening times will also change from Monday the 9th of August 2021, with branches staying open an extra half an hour and now closing at 1, 5, or 7 pm. See Libraries Directory pages for full opening hours. Libraries Directory here.

These libraries are open for;

  • All returns
  • Browsing by pre-booked time slot
  • Computer usage (including printing and scanning) by pre-booking only
  • Hearing aid batteries and dog waste bags
  • NEC and Blue Badge enquiries and forms
  • Local Studies research by pre-booking and only at Dalkeith Library
  • Reserve and Collect pick-ups

To make a Reserve and Collect enquiry please either book via the web form or contact the branch library by phone or email. 


Any questions please get in touch, either email, or phone the contact centre 0131 270 7500


Fine Free

Don't worry about late fines - there will be no additional fines from 18 March 2020 until further notice.

In other big news we are pleased to say that as well as ALL FINES from first lockdown continuing to be waived, that there will now be NO MORE FINES OR CHARGES for all our Midlothian Library users!

Printing, photocopying and laminating will still carry a charge, but the hire of CDs and DVDs will now be free of charge.


Online resources

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

  • eBooks 
  • eAudiobooks
  • eMagazines and newspapers
  • eComics


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