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 - 8pm
Tuesday 10am - 8pm
Wednesday 10am - 8pm
Thursday 10am - 5pm
Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 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
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 / carers. Fridays from 10.30 - 11.15am.
English Classes ESOL classes are available from Edinburgh College. They take place in our library every Wednesday, 12.30 - 3pm. If you wish to book a place on these courses, contact Edinburgh Council Office, 0131 535 4630
Book groups Join Sam for his book group of fantastic fiction on the last Monday of every month at 6pm - contact the library to join.

We also run an ESOL reading group: 'Chatabout' on the last Thursday of the month from 10.30 - 11.30am.
Other events FENIKS Polish Toddler Group every Friday 11.30am - 2pm

Gaming for Teenagers on Tuesdays, 6 - 7.30pm. All teens are welcome to join, just turn up on the night.

Crafts for children on Fridays, 3 - 4pm

Councillors' Surgeries

Beginners computer classes
Employability McDonald Road is an employability library. We are proud to have created partnerships with Saheliya, Foursquare and Apex Scotland, each helping people from a variety of backgrounds and starting points transition into work. Each organisation holds 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

Apex Scotland "Steps Service" - 07498060926 or
Business Workshops McDonald Road Library is a Business Hub which provides support and advice for starting or growing your business. Professional workshops are run by the Business Gateway and you can also access a fantastic range of databases and up-to-date business books. Check the Business Gateway site for details of workshops taking place in the library
Room hire Commercial:
3 hour block: £88.50

Non commercial:
3 hour block: £26.50

All lets outside opening hours by negotiation.
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