Library locations and opening hours - Central Library

Name Central Library
Address George IV Bridge
Postcode EH1 1EG
Telephone numbers 0131 242 8000 General Enquiries
0131 242 8020 Lending Library
0131 242 8027 Childrens' Library
0131 242 8040 Art Library
0131 242 8050 Music Library
0131 242 8060 Reference Library
0131 242 8070 Edinburgh and Scottish Collection
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Opening hours Mon, Tue, Wed: 10am-8pm. Thu, Fri, Sat: 10am-5pm
Bus routes Lothian 23, 27, 41, 42, 45, 67
Facilities Free wifi
Bookbug Sessions A free event for 0 to 4 year olds and their parents/carers. Every Tuesday and Friday 10.30 - 11.00am. Bookbug sessions are normally held in the Children's Library.
The last Central Children’s Bookbug session in 2013 will be on Fri 20 Dec, 10:30 – 11:00. Bookbug will resume on Tue 7 Jan 2014.
Book groups First Tuesday of every month at 6pm. Next meeting is on 7th October at 6pm in the Boardroom. We'll be reading 'Look who's back' by Timur Vermes.
'Chatter and Verse' - our Poetry group - meets on the third Wednesday of the month at 6.30pm. Contact (tel 0131 242 8046) for more details.
The CA(I)RE book group for carers meets on the first Wednesday of every month from 10.30am - 12 noon. Contact Sunil Bhatnagar on 0131 446 3321 or Annie Bell on 0131 242 8046 for more information.
Other events LearnIT computer class for beginners - call 0131 242 8101 for more details
Exhibitions throughout the year
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