Library locations and opening hours - McDonald Road Library

Name McDonald Road Library
Address 2 McDonald Road
Postcode EH7 4LU
Telephone 0131 529 5636
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Opening hours Monday 10am to 8pm
Tuesday 10am to 8pm
Wednesday 10am to 8pm
Thursday 10am to 5pm
Friday 10am to 5pm
Saturday 10am to 5pm
Sunday closed
Bus routes Lothian 7, 10, 12, 14, 16, 22, 25, 49. Edinburgh Coach Lines 13
Facilities Free wifi
Self service
Disabled access
Community Room for hire (see below)
Library Link
Toilet for disabled users
Baby changing facilities
Induction loop
Community Connections - dedicated community information area
Learning and Information Point Displays featuring information on 'Environment and Conservation', 'Learning', 'Volunteering', 'What's On Locally', 'Advice for Older People', 'Housing' and 'Business and Development'
Bookbug Sessions A free event for 0 to 4 year olds and their parents and carers.
Fridays from 10.30 - 11am.

Polish Bookbug: fortnightly on Saturdays, 10.30 - 11am.

Bookbug is free but ticketed. Tickets are available from 10am on the day of the event.
English Classes ESOL classes are available from Edinburgh College. They take place in our library every Wednesday, 1 - 3:30pm. If you wish to book a place on these courses, contact Edinburgh Council Office, 0131 535 4630
Book groups Book group on the last Monday of every month at 6 to 7.30pm.Contact the library to join.
Other events Film Club for young people aged 12 to 15, monthly, Monday at 4.30pm. Contact the library or check Facebook for next date

Grupa Malucha/ Polish Toddler Group, every Friday 11.30am - 1pm

Crafts for children on Fridays, 3 - 4pm

Councillors' Surgeries
Employability McDonald Road is an employability library. We are proud to have partnerships with Saheliya and Foursquare, who help people from a variety of backgrounds and starting points transition into work. Both organisations hold weekly free sessions that help people with support networks, confidence building, CVs, and interview skills.

For further information please contact the library or:
Saheliya - 0131 556 9302 or

Foursquare - 0131 557 7917 or
Room hire Community use:
3 hour block: £40

3 hour block: £120

Contact the library for a booking form.
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