Book Groups

Book Group Collection procedures for borrowers

Making an appointment for Book Group Collections

Private book groups can arrange collection of Book Group Boxes by emailing or by contacting their local library.

Please see the library directory for the contact details and opening times for all branches. 

When getting in touch please have the following information ready:

  • your name
  • book group name
  • phone number
  • borrower number 
  • when and where you would like to make the collection of your Book Group Box


You can return your Book Group Box at any East Lothian library or at Library and Museum Headquarters, Haddington. 

If you have any enquiries regarding the Book Group Collections such as amendments to amount of copies required, titles within the Collection or any other queries email

There are several book groups meeting throughout East Lothian. They usually get together about once a month, in the library or private home.

New members are always very welcome and if there isn't an existing group near you, we can consider starting up a new one.

The book groups meet as follows:

  • Dunbar: every Monday from 2:00pm to 3:00pm.
  • East Linton: the second Tuesday of the month at 10:30am. Walk And Talk Book Group meets on the first Tuesday of every month at 10:00am. Chatterboks junior book group ( ages 8 to 11) meets every second Monday at 3:30pm to 4:30pm.
  • Gullane Library: meets on the second Monday of the month at 2:30pm. Also another group meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 3:00pm to 4:00pm, Teen and Tween Book Groups - contact the branch for details.
  • Haddington Library:  The lunchtime book group meets the last Thursday of the month at 12:00pm to 1:00pm . Walk And Talk Book Group meet the first Wednesday of the month at 10:00am - meet outside Haddington Library. An additional Walk and Talk Book group also runs on first Friday of the month at 10:00am.  The Monday evening Book Group meets the last Monday of the month at 5:45 to 6:45pm. Chatterbooks junior book group ( for ages 8 to 12 years) - every first and third Wednesday of the month from 3:45pm to 4:45pm.
  • Longniddry Library: meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 4:00pm to 5:00pm. 
  • Musselburgh Library: first Saturday of every month at 10:15am for adults.
  • North Berwick Library: Lit Lot group meets on the second Thursday of the month at 6:00pm. The McIntosh group meets on the third Thursday of the month at 6:00pm. Morning Bookgroup meet on the last Tuesday of the month at 10:30am 
  • Ormiston Library: meets on the first Friday of the month at 3:30pm - temporarily cancelled
  • Port Seton Library: meets the first Tuesday of the month from 6:00pm to 7:00pm in the Port Seton Centre.
  • Tranent Library: meets the third Friday of the month from 11:00am to 12:00pm. Please contact staff for more information.

For further information and to confirm book group days/times and availability please contact your local library.