Friday, 10 February 2012

The John Gray Centre is coming!

The scaffolding is down, the glass atrium is up … and the new heritage centre for East Lothian, based in Haddington, is getting closer to opening day!

The library will be opening on 9th March, the Archive and Local History centre on 23rd March and the Museum later on in the month.

The historic building on Lodge Street has been fully restored and refurbished.
Inside, you will find:

  • The all-new Haddington library
  •  East Lothian Archive and Local History Service – with reading room and ready access to the curators’ expert knowledge
  • A modern museum telling some of East Lothian’s most fascinating stories
  • An elegant gallery for temporary exhibitions
  • Activities and events in the Star Room. You will also be able to book the Star Room for events held by your group, availability permitting.
  • Free Wi-fi and 14 public computers
  • Lots of events and activities for all ages and interests
There will also be a new website for the Centre, where you can find and share entertaining, informative and educational resources, search our catalogues, use the map to explore the region through time and place and get regular updates on events and activities.

Find us at: 15 Lodge Street, Haddington, EH41 3DX.

For regular updates, Like us on Facebook: or follow us on Twitter @JohnGrayCentre.

To find out more about activities and events, visit our website:

New features in our catalogue

Really happy to report a couple of updates to our catalogue. You can now rate books you have read - you just need to log on to your account, find the item and give it a star rating - this then shows in the record when others view it. You can also now view your loan history when you are logged onto your account.

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Library requests loyalty scheme

Why not join the library requests loyalty scheme? Pay for 5 requests and receive the 6th one free. Pick up a collector's card at any library

Win a kindle!

For your chance to win a kindle, try the LIBRARY CHALLENGE and hand the completed form in to any library by Monday 6th February.
Entry forms containing the questions can be collected from all our libraries.  The challenge involves answering questions using some of our online services as well as visiting at least 3 of our libraries over the week.  Entrants must be library members to access the online resources.