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Prestonpans Library
West Loan, Prestonpans, East Lothian
EH32 9NX
01875 818150
Opening Times

Due to the coronavirus pandemic and demands on our services, Prestonpans library is now closed. However, the nearest libraries which are open for Click and Collect  and Home Library services are:

Musselburgh Library

Monday to Friday 10:00am to 1:00pm and 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Haddington Library

Monday to Friday 10:00am to 1:00pm and 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Use the Click and Collect Service

Home Library Service

Our Home Library Service is for anyone who is elderly or who needs to stay inside for health reasons. If you are aware of anyone who has no-one to collect books for them through the click and collect system - we can have books delivered to them. Email identifying who the person is who needs assistance with contact details for them.

Library Catalogue
Regular Events

Please note that all library events, clubs and activities have been suspended until further notice.  Bookbug sessions, children and teen book recommendations, Lego, science and craft ideas can all be found on our weekly activity programme on our Facebook page.

  • Bookbug sessions ( for under 5's)- every Thursday at 10.30am and every Saturday at 10.30am.
  • Code Club -  ( for children 8 years and over)- every Friday at 2:30pm.
  • Creative Writing group - ( for children in P7- S6) - every Saturday at 11.30-12.30am.
  • DWP Universal Credit Drop In Surgeries - every Thursday from  2pm - 4.30pm
  • Knit-wits - every Friday at 10.15am
  • Lego Club ( all ages) - every Friday at 2.30pm-3.30pm. (Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.).
  • Learn computer basics - available online on demand (Learn computer basics or iPad learner sessions)
  • Pans Pals ( group for people over 60's) - Fortnightly on a Wednesday 10.30am - 12 noon
  • Rent Team Drop in every Thursday from 2pm-4pm.
  • Smoking Cessation Group - every Thursday from 5pm-7pm
  • Welfare Rights Surgeries - First and Third Thursday of the month

Please contact the library for more information and to check whether places are available and the age range of children attending.

Coming Up

We are looking to start a project club on Thursdays after school to help children working on school projects. Details still to be confirmed.



Facilities and Services
  • Benefits/ Universal credit enquiries
  • Boardmaker Communication Software
  • Bookings for Prestonpans Town Hall
  • Coastal car parking payments
  • Council tax enquiries
  • Disabled access and toilet
  • Display and exhibition area- display boards can be pre-booked by local groups
  • Doggy Bags
  • DVDs and Music CD's
  • 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
  • Freephone for accessing other Council services
  • Free Wi-Fi / Internet access
  • Meeting room (available to hire)
  • Newspapers
  • Payments (e.g. council tax, council house rent)
  • Public access computers and colour printer (A4 & A3)
  • Photocopier/Scanner (colour/black and white) and Lamination
  • Recycling box covers
  • Rent income enquiries
  • Self-service machine - don't wait in a queue, scan and stamp your own books!
  • Stamping Station for John Muir Way Passports
  • Study space
  • Tourist information
  • Waste service enquiries