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 aslibraries@eastlothian.gov.uk or by contacting their local open library.

Please see the library directory for the contact details and opening times for all branches. If your local library is still currently closed, collection of boxes can be arranged from the nearest open library or from Library and Museum Headquarters, Haddington.

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

Returns

You can return your Book Group Box by appointment only at any open library or at Library and Museum Headquarters, Haddington. Unfortunately due to the collections being stored in boxes, we are unable to accept them at our return bins.

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 aslibraries@eastlothian.gov.uk

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:

  • 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 
  • Gullane Library: meets on the second Monday at 2:00pm to 3:00pm. Also a group meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 3.00pm to 4.00pm 
  • 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. The Monday evening Book Group meets the first Monday of the month at 6:00pm to 7:00pm.
  • Longniddry Library: meets on the first Monday of the month at 5.00pm to 6.00pm 
  • 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 and McIntosh group meets on the third Thursday of the month at 6.00pm. Morning Bookgroup 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. 

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