East Lothian Council

Young people services

Why join the library?

Girls reading

East Lothian Libraries have a lot to offer children and young people of all ages

Did you know?

  • Babies can join the library from the day they are born
  • It is FREE to join
  • It is FREE to borrow items
  • Children don't pay fines
  • You can borrow up to 8 items on a child's ticket
  • We have a mascot: Lennox the Library Lion.

Top 5 reasons to join the library

  • Great stock
    Books of course, for all tastes and ages, but also DVDs, Playaways (audiobooks in MP3 format), graphic novels, Manga, Comics, reference works and more.
    Our catalogue is available online and you can also reserve or renew an item from anywhere!
  • Activities and events for all ages
    From Bookbug Sessions to Teen Reading Groups, via author events, storytelling, and seasonal craft, there is plenty to keep you entertained. Keep checking our events page for something near you.
  • Computers
    You can use our computers to check your emails, surf the net, type your homework, make posters. Anything you like, so long as it's safe.
    You can also access free, high quality online reference materials, including Encyclopedia Britannica.
  • A great welcome and free advice
    You don't even have to be a member to visit our libraries. Our libraries are warm, comfy and have an area just for young people like you.
    We can give helpful advice on choosing books for children and young people, including:
    - books for special times - written to help cope with situations which ar worrying, unusual or just new
    - Healthy reading scheme
    - books for new readers
  • It's free!

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