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
Email libraries@edinburgh.gov.uk
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Opening hours Mon, Tue, Wed: 10am-8pm. Thu, Fri, Sat: 10am-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 23, 27, 41, 42, 45, 67
Location
Building plan Map showing departments and floors within Central Library
Facilities Free wifi
Toilets
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.
Book groups First Tuesday of every month at 6pm. Next meeting is on 6th January at 6pm in the Boardroom and we shall be reading ‘Other People’s Money’ by Justin Cartwright and ‘The Garden of Evening Mists’ by Tan Twan Eng.

'Chatter and Verse' - our Poetry group - meets on the third Wednesday of the month at 6.30pm. Contact annie.bell@edinburgh.gov.uk (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
Hire a room at Central Library for your meeting or training course
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