Library locations and opening hours - McDonald Road Library

Name McDonald Road Library
Address 2 McDonald Road
Postcode EH7 4LU
Telephone 0131 529 5636
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Opening hours Monday 10am - 8pm
Tuesday 10am - 8pm
Wednesday 10am - 8pm
Thursday 10am - 5pm
Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday closed
Bus routes Lothian 7, 10, 12, 14, 16, 22, 25, 49. Edinburgh Coach Lines 13
Facilities Free wifi
Self service
Disabled access
Community Room for hire (see below)
Library Link
Baby changing facilities
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 and Development'
Bookbug Sessions A free event for 0 to 4 year olds and their parents / carers. Fridays 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 or email We have ESOL Crisis English classes from 1pm - 3pm on Thursdays. You are welcome to turn up on the day without an appointment.
Book groups Join Anna for her book group of fantastic fiction on the last Monday of every month at 6pm - contact the library to join.

The 'Found in Translation' group for contemporary European literature translated into English meets every third Monday of the month at 6pm. Contact the library to join.

We also run an ESOL reading group: 'Chatabout' on the last Thursday of the month from 10.30 - 11.30am.
Other events Gaming for Teenagers on Tuesdays at 5.30pm. all teens are welcome to join, just turn up on the night.

Crafts for children on Fridays, 3 - 4pm

Councillors' Surgeries

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 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: £85
IT facilities are also available at £5.30 per pc

Non commercial:
3 hour block: £25.50
IT facilities are also available at £2.10 per pc

All lets outside opening hours by negotiation.
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