Wednesday, 2 September 2020

Changes to Services at Longniddry, North Berwick and Tranent Libraries

From Monday 7th September Longniddry Library will be offering a 'Click and Collect' Service.

Library members will be able to order in advance up to 6 titles and book a suitable collection date and time to pick up the order from the library.

Library members can 'Click and Collect' by clicking the link below;

If you are not a library member or don't have access to the internet/email please telephone Longniddry Library on 01620 827827 (ask for Longniddry Library) and a member of staff will assist you.

Opening hours for customers to collect books are as follows:

Mon – Wed               10 am – 1 pm and 2 pm – 4.30 pm

Thu                          Closed

Fri                           10 am – 1 pm and 2 pm – 4.30 pm

Sat                          10 am – 12.30 pm

and all visitors will be required to wear a face covering when accessing the building unless exempt.

It’s also planned that North Berwick Library will re-open for visitors the following week from Monday 7th September. Revised opening hours will be in operation:


  • Mon – Fri      10 am - 1pm and  2pm – 4.30pm
  • Saturday      10 am – 1pm and 2pm – 3.30pm

and all visitors who come into the library will be required to wear a face covering.

An appointment system will be in place for you to come in and browse as we must limit the number of customers coming into the library.  Please follow the guidance on our webpage.

Tranent Library will also be allowing access to PC's by appointment only. Please contact Tranent library on 01875 824150 to book an appointment.

Returning Items

If you currently have outstanding loans these can be returned to Haddington Library, Musselburgh Library, North Berwick Library, Tranent Library, Brunton Hall, Musselburgh, John Muir House - Haddington, Port Seton Community Centre and from 7th September Longniddry Library. All overdue fines have been suspended.

Thursday, 27 August 2020

Book Group Update

Private Book Groups can now arrange collection of new book group boxes by emailing or by contacting their local open library.

Contact details and opening times for all branches can be found here. If your local library is still currently closed, collection of boxes can be arranged from the nearest open library or from Library and Museum Headquarters, Haddington.

When getting in touch please have the following information ready:


Book Group name

Phone number

Borrower number

when and where you would like to make the collection of your Book Group Box.

Please allow three days before collecting your box due to Covid-19 quarantine restrictions.


You can return your Book Group Box by appointment only at any open library or at Library and Museum Headquarters, Haddington. Unfortunately due to the collections being housed in boxes, we are unable to accept them at our return bins.

If you have any enquiries regarding the Book Group Collections such as amendments to amount of copies required, titles within the Collection or any other queries please email

Please note that library based book groups are still currently suspended until further notice.