Library locations and opening hours - Central Library

Name Central Library
Address George IV Bridge
Postcode EH1 1EG
Telephone numbers 0131 242 8000 General Enquiries
0131 242 8020 Lending Library
0131 242 8027 Childrens' Library
0131 242 8040 Art and Design Library
0131 242 8050 Music Library
0131 242 8060 Reference Library
0131 242 8070 Edinburgh and Scottish Collection
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Opening hours Monday 10am - 8pm
Tuesday 10am - 8pm
Wednesday 10am - 8pm
Thursday 10am - 5pm
Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm
Bus routes Lothian 23, 27, 41, 42, 45, 67
Building plan Map showing departments and floors within Central Library
Facilities Free wifi
Accessible toilet in Central Children's Library on ground floor
Lift access available to Edinburgh and Scottish Collection, Mezzanine level and Music Library and Reference Library. Please note, the lift is not suitable for all wheelchairs.
There is disabled access via a separate lift to Central Lending on the ground floor. Material can be brought to Central Lending from any department for consultation or lending.
Macmillan Cancer Support Find out about the Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Service available at this Library.
Bookbug Sessions An event for 0 to 4 year olds and their parents/carers. Every Tuesday and Friday 10.30 - 11.00am.

Bookbug is free but ticketed. Tickets are available from the reception in the foyer of the main Central Library from 10.00 am on the day of the event.
Book groups The CA(I)RE book group for carers meets on the first Wednesday of every month from 10.30am - 12 noon.

'Found in Translation' book group meets every first Monday of the month at 6pm. Contact cecylia.o' for more details.

Teen Book Group: for ages 11-14, every second Tuesday, 6pm - 7.30pm (term time only) starting 21 January 2020
BookCafé Find out about the monthly lunchtime Bookcafé for women
Other events eBook surgery: help and advice every Tuesday from 2 - 3.30pm, and the first Thursday of the month, 10.30am - 12 noon

Family history eresources for beginners, last Thursday of the month, 2 - 3.30pm

Exhibitions throughout the year

In the Children's Library:
Storytime for ages 3-5: Thursdays 10.30 - 11.00am
Hire a room at Central Library for your meeting or training course
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