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Library Branches Closed
At present all of our branches are closed to the public. We hope to restart our Reserve and Collect service as soon as possible, but until then all user requests are deactivated.
If you are at home and are shielding, or have children at home and are home schooling then we have some home delivery services that can help. Otherwise we still have an ever growing eBook and eAudiobook collection that is free to access for all of our customers.
For those of you that are home schooling, can request a home project book of educational books that will be delivered with help from the Midlothian Fire Service. Please email the service with your information and what material you will need. firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are currently shielding at home, we are able to offer a home delivery service with the help of the Red Cross. Please email email@example.com with any questions, or contact staff at Penicuik Library with your information. Either phone the library 01968 664 050 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Any books that were due to be collected (if you had an outstanding Reserve and Collect request) 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 email@example.com, 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.
We continue to offer a range of free online services during this period including:
- eMagazines and newspapers
- Online Learning - Hoonuit
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.