Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Changes to Library Opening Hours

From the week beginning Monday 4th June there will be changes to some library opening hours:

Longniddry Library

Monday    2pm - 5pm
Tuesday    10am - 1pm & 2pm - 5pm
Wednesday   10am - 1pm & 2pm - 6pm
Thursday    2pm - 5pm
 Friday        10am - 5pm
Saturday    10am - 1pm

Tel 01875 818160 or email

Musselburgh Library

Monday        9am -7pm
Tuesday        9am - 5pm
Wednesday   10am - 5pm
Thursday       9am - 7pm
Friday           9am - 5pm
Saturday       10am - 4pm

Tel 0131 6521530 or email

Prestonpans Library

Monday   9am - 5pm
Tuesday    9am - 5pm
Wednesday  10am - 1pm
Thursday   9am - 7pm
Friday       9am - 5pm
Saturday    10am - 1pm

Tel 01875 818150 or email

Port Seton Library

Monday    2pm - 5pm
Tuesday  10am - 1pm & 2pm - 5pm
Thursday    2pm - 6pm
Friday   10am - 1pm & 2pm - 5pm

Tel 01875 818170 or email

Elmer Day 2018

Elmer Day 2018 is on Saturday 26th May!

Gullane Library and Musselburgh Library are celebrating everyone's favourite elephant. Take part in an Elmer Treasure Hunt (prizes to be won), Elmer Storytimes, Pin the Trunk on Elmer, and colour in some funky Elmer pictures.

Gullane Library:  10am - 12noon

Musselburgh Library:  10am - 4pm  

Monday, 14 May 2018

Film Night at Haddington Library on Tuesday 15th May

Unfortunately, licensing restrictions prevent us from announcing the film title. However, we can confirm it is one of the greatest singalong films of last year! With the star of the film ‘Logan’ playing the lead role P.T. Barnum, this film is inspired by his creation of the Barnum & Bailey Circus and the lives of its star attractions.

I’m sure you can guess which film we will be showing! 

6pm - 8pm in the Star Room. Tickets are £3.50 per adult and £1.50 per child. Please contact Haddington Library to book tickets on 01620820680 or email haddington.library@eastlothian.gov.uk 

Bring your own popcorn!

Tuesday, 1 May 2018

Your eLibrary

We recently updated our eLibrary and are pleased to announce we offer more eResources than any other Scottish Library Service! 
Please see the list below with links to each eResource.

eAudiobooks & eBooks

  • We offer you two providers of eAudiobooks & eBooksBolinda BorrowBox and RBdigital. You can borrow 10 eAudiobooks and 10 eBooks from each service, giving you the option of downloading 20 eAudiobooks and 20 eBooks at once! Perfect for quick readers. 

eMagazines & eNewspapers

  • We also have two providers of eMagazinesPressreader and RBdigitalRBdigital offers a number of popular magazines, while Pressreader provides more than 7000 titles from 100 countires in 60 languages - including most UK newspapers! 

ComicsPlus - Graphic Novels & Comics

  • With ComicsPlus you have unlimited access (no loan limits) to thousands of digital graphic novels and comics. 

eFilms - IndieFlix

  • Enjoy over 7000 high-quality shorts, features, documentaries, classic TV shows and web series from 85 countries, including award-winning films form major festivals all over the world including Sundance, Cannes and Tribeca. 


  • Ancestry Library Edition: 4 billion records available to search, including historical censuses, parish records, military records and passenger lists.

  • Encyclopaedia Britannica: Full Library Edition, Student Edition aimed at 12-18 year olds and Junior Edition aimed at 5-11 year olds. 

  • SCRAN: a charitable online learning resource base with over 360,000 images and multimedia files from museums, galleries, archives and the media.

  • Whichbook: a unique site for choosing what to read. If you're not good at remembering book titles, or if you are the sort of reader who likes to choose by browsing round a little and seeing what tempts you, Whichbook is the perfect solution to help you find what you are looking for. 

  • Who Else Writes Like . . . ?: a resource to help introduce book borrowers to novelists whose work is unfamiliar to them. It is designed to answer the perennial question "I've read all the book by this author, who else writes like that?". 

  • Who Next . . . ?: A guide to children's authors - an interactive online tool designed to help parents, teachers and librarians in schools and public libraries to encourage children and young people to read more widely. 


  • ArtistWorks: learn to play a musical instrument with step-by-step learning videos from some of the world's most sought-after musicians and teachers. 

  • Theory Test Pro: a highly realistic online simulation of the UK's driving theory tests for all vehicle categories. It contains all the official test questions licensed from the DVSA, the people who set the tests. 

  • Universal Class: online video based lessons offer over 500 courses including Yoga, Digital Photography, Computer Basics, Accounting, Basic Math and much more.