Library locations and opening hours - McDonald Road Library

Name McDonald Road Library
Address 2 McDonald Road
Postcode EH7 4LU
Telephone 0131 529 5636
Email mcdonaldroad.library@edinburgh.gov.uk
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Opening hours Mon, Tue, Wed 10am-8pm. Thu, Fri, Sat 10am-5pm. Sun 1-5pm
Bus routes Lothian 7, 10, 12, 14, 16, 22, 25, 49. Edinburgh Coach Lines 13
Location
Facilities Free wifi
Self service
Disabled access
Community room for hire (see below)
Library Link
Toilets
Baby changing facilites
Gaming club
Induction loop
Community Connections - dedicated community information area
Learning and Information Point Displays featuring information on ‘Environment and Conservation’, ‘Learning,’ ‘Volunteering’, ‘What’s On Locally’, ‘Advice for Older People, ‘Housing’, and ‘Business & Development’
Bookbug Sessions A free event for 0 to 4 year olds and their parents/carers, Fridays from 10.30 to 11.15am.
Polish Bookbug sessions are on Mondays from 10.30 - 11.15am
English Classes ESOL Classes are available from Edinburgh college. They take place in our library every Wednesday and Thursday. If you wish to book a place on these courses you need to contact Duncan Place. Tel: 0131 535 4630 Email: caroline.battes@edinburghcollege.ac.uk We have ESOL Crisis English classes from 1pm to 3pm on Thursdays, you are welcome to turn up on the day without appointment.
Book groups Join Anna for her book group of fantastic fiction last Monday of every month at 6.30-7.30pm. Contact the library as there may be a waiting list.
The 'Found in Translation' group for contemporary European literature translated into English meets every 3rd Monday of the month at 6pm - contact the library to put your name down.
We also run an ESOL reading group: 'Chatabout' on the last Thursday of the month from 10.30 - 11.30am. Contact wendy.pearson@edinburgh.gov.uk or call 0131 242 8022 for details
Our independent book group with Chris and friends, new members are welcome. Please get in touch via email: edinburghbookgroup@gmail.com
Other events Gaming for our Teenagers every Wednesday 5.30pm, all teens are welcome to join, just turn up on the night.
Craft for children (Fridays 3-4pm, drop in)
Councillors' surgeries
Learn IT beginners' computer classes
Business Workshops McDonald Road Library is a Business Hub which provides support and advice for starting or growing your business. Professional workshops are run by the Business Gateway at the Hub and you can also access a fantastic range of databases and up-to-date business books. Check the Business Gateway site for details of workshops taking place in the library
Room hire Commercial:
3 hour block: £82.40, then £15 per hour or part.
IT facilities are also available at £5.15 per PC (for first three hours, thereafter £5.00 per PC per hour or part).
Non commercial:
3 hour block: £22, then £5 per hour or part.
IT facilities are also available at £2.06 per PC (for first three hours, thereafter £2.00 per PC per hour or part)
All lets outside opening hours, Monday to Friday, £15 per hour extra. Weekend rates by negotiation.
For partner projects, charges to be identified within project budget.
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