Library locations and opening hours - Newington Library

Name Newington Library
Temporary closure Newington Library will close for building upgrades on Tuesday 7 January 2015. We will be updating the heating, lighting, and electrical systems during the closure, giving the library comfort cooling and control over the heating levels.

During the closure, a mobile library will be available outside Mayfield Salisbury Parish Church on West Mayfield at the following times:
Monday 10:30-6:30, Thursday 10:30-3:30, Saturday 10:30-3:30

We will continue to run all of our regular activities at the following times and locations:

Children’s activities – all at Mayfield Salisbury Parish Church:

Baby Rhymetime: Mondays at 11am
Rhymetime: Wednesdays at 11am & 2pm
Craft Session: Fridays at 2:30pm

Adult activities – all at Morningside Library:

Italian Group: fortnightly from Tuesday 6 January 6:45pm
Book Group: monthly from Tuesday 6 January 6:45pm
Get Stitched Group: weekly from Wednesday 7 January 6:30pm
Book Group: monthly from Wednesday 21 January 6:30pm

Our library link and housebound services will also continue from alternative locations.

We are happy to discuss any suggestions for other activities or services during the closure – speak to a member of staff on the mobile library, or email us.

The library will reopen before Easter 2015.
Address 17-21 Fountainhall Road
Postcode EH9 2LN
Telephone 0131 529 5536
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Opening hours Mon, Tue, Wed: 10am-8pm. Thu, Fri, Sat: 10am-5pm. Sun 1 - 5pm

Christmas and New Year Opening:

The library will close at 5pm on Christmas Eve and reopen as normal on Saturday 27th December.
For New Year we will close at 5pm on Wednesday 31st December and reopen as normal on Saturday 3rd January.
Bus routes Lothian 5 (to Grange Road), 42, 67 (to Mayfield Road) 3, 7, 8, 29, 31 and 49 (to Mayfield Gardens)
Facilities Free wifi
Self service
Disabled access
Car park
Library Link
Toilets for disabled users
Baby changing facilities
Gaming consoles
Induction Loop
Patio area
Bookbug Sessions A free event for 0 to 4 year olds and their parents/carers. Every Wednesday from 11.00 - 11.30am and 2.00 - 2.30pm and on the first Saturday of the month at 11am.
Baby Bookbug session for 12 months and under: every Monday, 11.00 - 11.30am (term time only)
Book groups First Tuesday of every month at 6.45pm and third Wednesday of every month at 6.45pm
Other events Children's craft session: 2.30pm-3.30pm every Friday (term-time only)
Learn IT beginners' computer classes
'Get stitched' knitting and sewing group meets every Wednesday at 6.30pm - beginners and experienced knitters welcome!
Councillor's surgery 3rd Monday of the month
The Italian Circle meets every other Tuesday at 6.30pm for conversation in Italian with occasional excursions to see Italian films.
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