Mobile Library

Please note that as of 17th March 2020, Midlothian Council has made the decision to close all library service points including the Mobile library service, so there will be no Mobile library service to Humbie, Whitecraig, Macmerry, Pencaitland, East Saltoun or Gifford until further notice.

Live Borders are still currently providing a Mobile Library Service to East Lothian Areas (Oldhamstocks and Innerwick) and are following Live Borders guidelines with regards to the Coronavirus.

In response to a survey conducted with our Mobile Library users to gather ideas and opinions on how we can provide alternative library access to those without the use of a vehicle, the following action has been taken.

Live Borders Libraries & Archives and Midlothian Council Libraries will be providing a Mobile Library Service in the following areas which you will be able to use.

Live Borders Libraries & Archives

This service will be provided every 3 weeks, beginning Monday 16th May.


  • Oldhamstocks - Main Road 1:30pm - 2pm
  • Innerwick - Kirk Brae 2:10pm - 2:45pm

Midlothian Council Libraries - Service has been temporarily suspended.

This service will be provided every 2 weeks.

Week 1 - These are the weeks beginning Monday 9th and 23rd March 2020.

Week 2 - These are the weeks beginning Monday 2nd, 16th and 30th March 2020.

Friday (Week 1)

  • Humbie - Opposite Village Shop 10:50am - 12:30pm

Thursday (Week 2)

  • Whitecraig Primary School 9:30am - 10.30am
  • Whitecraig - Whitecraig Crescent 10.35am-11.05am
  • Macmerry - Main Road 11.20am - 12:30pm
  • Pencaitland - The Green 1.20pm - 2:50pm
  • East Saltoun - Main Street 3.00pm - 3:30pm

Friday (Week 2)

  • Gifford - The Square 11:00am - 12:15pm

Download the full mobile library timetable

Using the New Mobile Library Service

When you use the Mobile Library Service you will be treated as a member of either Live Borders Libraries & Archives or Midlothian Council Library Service and will be subject to their rules and regulations. You can continue to also be a member of East Lothian Council Library Service, but items borrowed from any East Lothian Library cannot be returned to the mobile library.

If you are not an existing member and would like to use this new service, please supply one form of identification such as a driving licence, birth certificate or passport, and a document detailing your current address such as a utility bill or bank statement. You can join at the Mobile Library, one of our branches or contact East Lothian Libraries on 01620 820600 or email

For details of the new timetable remember to check our Facebook and Twitter profiles.