East Lothian Council

Local Libraries in East Lothian

Musselburgh Library

musselburgh library
Monday 9.00am - 7.00pm
Tuesday 9.00am - 5.00pm
Wednesday 10.00am - 1.00pm
Thursday 9:00am - 7.00pm
Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm
Saturday 10.00am - 4.00pm

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Regular Events

  • Bookbug sessions, fantastic free story, song and rhyme sessions for babies, toddlers, pre-school children and their families, take place on Thursdays and Saturdays at 10.30am.
  • Junior book groups.  We have 2 book groups running for children on alternate Saturdays during term time. A P1-3 group and a P4-7 group. The groups are free to attend and both have a range of activities and sharing reading and writing appropriate to the age of those attending. Contact the library for more information if your child would like to attend.
  • Code Club is now up and running in the library on a Monday afternoon from 4-5pm. If you're interested in computing, animation and gaming why not come along and find out what it's all about. Code Club is for children in Primary 5 - S1.
  • Lego Club for ages 7-11, every second Friday of the month at 12.45-12.45. Contact the Library for details.
  • Book Group for adults meets in the library on the first Saturday of the month from 10.15am. New members are always welcome.
  • Job club. Tuesdays 10.00am to 12 noon. Drop in session with an advisor to help with all enquiries such as Universal Credit and searching job sites
  • Learn computer basics or iPad learner sessions available on demand.

Online Basics

If you need help with any of the following just ask at the desk or phone 0131 653 5130 and we'll arrange a date for you to come in.

  • setting up an email account
  • scanning a document
  • attaching a document to an email
  • using the internet to find information

Coming Up

Children’s Book Groups

Our Book Groups take place on Saturdays. If your child is interested in attending either of our groups  for P1-3 or P4-7 then please contact the library.

Monday Evening Book Group

We are considering starting up a new monthly book group in the library on a Monday evening.  If you would be interested in attending this please speak to a member of library staff or call us on 0131 653 5130.


  • Disabled access
  • Doggy Bags
  • DVDs
  • Area for exhibitions
  • 10 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!
  • 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

Area Librarian: Dorothy Elliott

10 Bridge Street, Musselburgh, East Lothian, EH21 6AG

Telephone: 0131 653 5130

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