East Lothian Council

Local Libraries in East Lothian

Haddington Library

John Gray Centre
Monday 9.00 am - 7.30 pm
Tuesday 9.00 am - 7.30 pm
Wednesday 10.00 am - 5.00 pm
Thursday 9.00 am - 7.30 pm
Friday 9.00 am - 5.00 pm
Saturday 10.00 am - 4.00 pm
Sunday 1.00 pm - 4.00 pm

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Regular Events

  • Bookbug sessions - fantastic free story, song and rhyme sessions for babies, toddlers, pre-school children and their families. We have 2 sessions every Wednesday, 10.30am and 11.15am. No need to book, just turn up!
  • Homework club for 8 to 12 year olds on Wednesdays, 3.30pm-4.30pm. The pupils are expected to do their homework, and after that there may be time for some games! This is an extremely popular group and may be full, but if you are interested, please contact the library or ask any member of staff.
  • Lego club, last Sunday of the month 1.30 to 2.30pm and second Saturday of the month 1.30 to 2.30pm. All ages welcome but under 8s to be accompanied by an adult or older child.
  • Tyne and Esk Writers group, 7.00pm, alternate Tuesday evenings - NOW MEETING IN THE TOWN HOUSE, HADDINGTON
  • Haddington Active memories group every Tuesday morning. Particularly aimed at older (60+) men. Ask the staff for details.
  • Tyne and Esk Poetry Group meets on the first Tuesday of the month 2.00pm - 4.00pm in the Star Room, John Gray Centre
  • Evening Book Group on the third Tuesday of the month, 6.30pm to 7.30pm
  • Chatterbooks Junior Book Group every second Tuesday of the month, 3.30pm to 4.30pm
  • Learn computer basics or iPad learner sessions available on demand - ask staff for details
  • Made in Haddington. Bring your craft along - sewing, knitting, embroidery, crochet, tapestry, jewellery making, card craft etc. and enjoy a chat at the same time. Beginners to experts all welcome. Learn a new skill or share your expertise. Every friday, 10.00am - 12 noon
  • "Good memories cafe" for all those affected by Dementia. Last Friday in the month, 2-4pm, in the Star Room.
  • SCRATCH Junior Code Club every second Thursday, 3.30-4.30pm

Junior Science Club

New for 2018 our Junior Science Club suitable for 8-12 years olds. Thursday 5-6pm starting on 11th January for 5 weeks. £10 for 5 sessions. Please contact the Library to register or for further information. 

Messy Mondays at the Library

New Art Classes for pre-school kids! Mondays 1-2pm in the John Gray Centre.

Messy Mondays offer creative crafts where children can experiment with colour and shape in a peaceful environment.

£2 per session covers material costs and tea/coffee parents and carers. Please bring a snack and apron for the children.

To register please speak to Madeleine Hewlett mhewlett@eastlothian.gov.uk

Change to Library Opening Hours 

From Monday 3rd April the Library will close at 7pm instead of 7:30pm on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings.


  • Disabled access
  • DVDs
  • Area for exhibitions
  • Doggy Bags
  • 9 Public access computers and colour printer (A4 & A3)
  • Free internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi access
  • Laminator
  • Music CDs
  • Online library catalogue
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • Photocopier (colour/black and white)
  • Recycling Box Covers
  • Scanner
  • Self-service machine - don't wait in a queue, scan and stamp your own books!
  • Star room with kitchen available for hire
  • Foodbank - list of suggested donations available in the library
  • Free hearing aid batteries given out to those with NHS hearing aids - bring in the yellow audiology record book
  • Tea/coffee machine
  • Public toilets within Centre, including disabled and changing facilities

Librarian: Liz Avery

The John Gray Centre, Lodge Street, Haddington, East Lothian, EH41 3DX

Telephone: 01620 820680

East Lothian Council, John Muir House Brewery Park Haddington East Lothian EH41 3HA.