Central Children's Library

Central Children's Library
The Central Library is now open as normal, visitors will still be able to sign Books of Condolence for Her Majesty The Queen.

During 2022 Central Library is undergoing a major £1.8m building works programme.
Since January, scaffolding has been put up around the building to allow our contractors to repair parts of our roof, windows, and replace any stonework which is in poor condition. Work inside the building includes upgrades to our electrical system, lighting, and fire safety equipment.
Central Library building works
Explore a wide choice of stories, old and new, together with lots of picture books for younger readers. Not forgetting our DVDs. We also have excellent books to help with school projects and hobbies. Join in with our storytimes and rhymetimes, and keep an eye out for our other children’s events held throughout the year.
George IV Bridge
Opening hours
Monday: 10am – 8pm
Tuesday: 10am – 8pm
Wednesday: 10am – 8pm
Thursday: 10am – 5pm
Friday: 10am – 5pm
Saturday: 10am – 5pm
Visiting Central Library, you can
- browse and borrow books
- return your books
- pick up Hey Girls sanitary products
- use a study space
- use the photocopier
- collect hearing aid batteries
- use a public computer and print
- apply for a National Entitlement Card (bus pass).

Public toilets are available.
Bus routes
Lothian 23, 27, 41, 45, 67
Bookbug sessions
A free event for 0 to 4 year olds and their parents/carers.
Booking essential via Eventbrite.
Tuesday mornings, 10.30 to 11am
Friday mornings, 10.30 to 11am.
Bookbug booking
Other events
Storytime for 3 – 5 year olds on Saturday mornings, 10.30 to 11am.
Booking essential via Eventbrite (www.edinburghreads.eventbrite.co.uk).
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