Music Library

Music Library
Inside of library with blue chairs and small coffee table.
During 2022 and early 2023 Central Library has undergone a major £1.8m building works programme.

The scaffolding, which has been put up around the building, is now starting to come down and will be fully removed by April 2023. The scaffolding allowed our contractors to repair parts of our roof, windows, and replace any stonework which was in poor condition. This has increased our building’s ability to face the wind and weather, and will help it to last another 130 years.

Work inside the building has been completed. All our lighting has been upgraded as has our electrical system, and we have some new fire fighting equipment. This has made the library safer and more energy efficient.
Regular events and activities
Music Jamming Group, meets fortnightly from 6 to 7:30pm, Music Room, all welcome.
The Music Library contains the largest collection of publicly accessible material on music and dance in Scotland including sheet music, books and recorded music on CD, DVD, and streaming through Naxos Music Library. We also loan sets of vocal and orchestral music to local choirs and orchestras and have Sibelius composition software, a digital piano, a digital keyboard, music practice room and an Acoustic Pod available to book.
7 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 free period products
- use a study space
- use a public computer and print
- use the photocopier
- collect hearing aid batteries
- apply for a National Entitlement Card (bus pass).
Music practice space in our Music Room
Pianos, drums and keyboard available to book
Musical instruments available to hire – borrow for free just like a book. Many instruments are available e.g. guitar, violin, keyboard, clarinet, cello, trumpet.
Public toilets are available in Central Library
Bus routes
Lothian 23, 27, 41, 45, 67
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