Reopening of Libraries

From Monday 6 September you no longer need to book your visit to browse and borrow books.


Balgreen, Blackhall, Central, Central Children's, Colinton, Corstorphine, Craigmillar, Currie, Drumbrae, Fountainbridge, Gilmerton, Kirkliston, McDonald Road, Moredun, Morningside, Muirhouse (at Edinburgh College, Granton Campus), Piershill, Portobello, Ratho (mobile library), Stockbridge, South Queensferry and Wester Hailes libraries are now open. 


The following Libraries are closed until further notice due to use as Covid-19 Test Centres:

• Leith Library
• Newington Library
• Oxgangs Library
• Sighthill Library at Gate 55

During this reopening phase of Libraries, services are limited and unless you are browsing and borrowing books, returning books or picking up free sanitary products you must book a time to visit.  Please see our reopening information for further details of services available and what to expect when you visit.

Your Library is always open online to borrow ebooks, audiobooks, magazines and newspapers.


9 November 2021

Download ebooks

eBooks & eAudio

Read magazines

eMagazine servuces

Local & family history

Local and Family history resources

Listen to audiobooks

Download today's newspaper

Learn online

Online learning resources

Download our library app


KidsZone children's resources

Library reopening information

Book your library visit


Book suggestion form

Stream classical music and dance

Macmillan Cancer Support from home

Reading suggestions

Reading suggestion lists