Blackhall Library - Library locations and opening hours

Blackhall Library
Blackhall library building
Blackhall Library - temporary closure

As part of the ongoing surveys across the Council’s operational estate, Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (RAAC) has been identified at Blackhall Library during the initial building survey. Following UK Government guidance, the library will need to close on a temporary basis to allow a more detailed inspection to be carried out to determine if any remedial works are required. We apologise for any inconvenience.

There will be a mobile library vehicle next week beginning Monday 9 October situated in the car park of Davidson Mains Church, 1 Quality St, Edinburgh EH4 5BB.

This will provide customers with the opportunity to return loans, borrow a limited selection of books, apply for bus passes, collect hearing aid batteries and free sanitary products.

(Any reservations that were previously on the bus will now be held at Drumbrae Library, 81 Drum Brae Dr, Edinburgh EH4 7FE and will not be returning to the bus.)

The mobile library will be available on the following dates:
Monday 9 October from 2.30 to 7pm
Tuesday 10 October from 10.30am to 3pm
Wednesday 11 October from 2.30 to 7pm
Thursday 12 October from 10.30am to 3pm
Friday 13 October from 10.30am to 3pm

In the meantime, your nearest alternative libraries are:
• Drumbrae Library Hub, 81 Drumbrae Drive, Edinburgh, EH4 7FE
• Muirhouse Library at Edinburgh College, Granton Campus, 350 West Granton Road, Edinburgh, EH5 1QE
Regular activities for children and young people
5 to 6pm, Lego Club for children, fortnightly, bookings through Eventbrite

3.30 to 4.30pm, ‘Tiger Tales’ reading and craft activity for 4-8 year olds, fortnightly. Booking through Eventbrite or contact the library for more information.

5.30 to 7pm, Teenage Chess Club, fortnightly. Please contact the library to book.

3 to 4pm, Craft Session for children, bookings through Eventbrite.

Bookbug and Storytime, information below
Bookbug sessions
Regular events and activities for adults
Home delivery service for housebound readers, fortnightly.

11.30am - 1.30pm, Hearing Link Services – drop in sessions every 2nd Tuesday of the month.
These sessions are run by Hearing Link Services peer support volunteers who can help you with changes you’ve experienced in your hearing, or help you to provide support for a loved one.

6 to 7.30pm, Writing Group for adults, fortnightly. Contact the library for more details or how to register. Places subject to availability.

Library Link group fortnightly morning session, refreshments provided, places subject to availability. A free bus service for anyone who has difficulty getting to the library because of age, ill health or disability.
Macmillan Cancer Support service, further information below.

10am to midday, Drop-in Gardening session (weather dependant), all ages and abilities welcome.
10.30 to midday, Coffee Morning, come along to enjoy tea, coffee, and biscuits as part of our Warm and Welcoming Spaces.
1.30 to 3pm, Knit & Natter group drop-in session with tea and coffee provided.

Library Link Group fortnightly afternoon session, refreshments provided, places subject to availability.
Book groups
Monthly book group, please contact the library via email for more information.
Macmillan Cancer Support
Blackhall Library is close to Blackhall Mosque, Blackhall Medical Centre & Davidsons Mains Parish Church
56 Hillhouse Road
Opening hours
Blackhall Library - temporary closure. See News section above for Mobile Library opening hours.
Visiting Blackhall Library, you can
- browse and borrow books
- return your books
- pick up free period products
- use the photocopier
- collect hearing aid batteries
- use a public computer and print
- use a study space
- apply for a National Entitlement Card (bus pass).
Dog friendly day
Disabled access
Public accessible toilets
Baby change facilities
Free Wi-Fi and computer access
Charging for personal devices
Study areas
Seating area
Community space
Multi-faith prayer, breastfeeding or quiet space
Bus routes
Lothian 41, Lothian Country 43, SD Travel 16
Room hire
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