There are 14 community libraries in West Lothian and we also have two mobile libraries, which will visit outlying areas. If you want to find out about West Lothian's past or search your family tree, then visit our Heritage and Information Centre in County Buildings, Linlithgow.
How to join the library
Library membership is open to anyone who lives, works or has an interest in West Lothian. All you need to join is two forms of identification, one of which must include your name and address. There is no minimum age to join and it's FREE to borrow books and to use the computer.
You can either visit the library or use our new online joining form. Click HERE to join online. You will still need to visit the library to collect provide your ID and collect your ticket.
Click HERE to view or download the leaflet that explains the wide range of services on offer at your local library.
Newspapers and Magazines
Most libraries have a selection of newspapers and magazines for you to browse, with comfortable seating areas and some libraries have coffee machines. View or download a listing of what's available at the bottom of the page.
Zinio Online Magazine Service
You can also choose from a wide range of popular magzines online and download them for FREE to a variety of devices including your pc, laptop, IPad, tablet or phone, giving you access wherever you choose, 24/7. Click HERE (new window) for more information.
We have over 50 magazines covering food, travel, motoring, fitness, sport, hobbies, celebrity and much more. Click HERE to see the full list of titles available.
Online Newspaper Service
Pro Quest UK Newsstand (new window) offers access to dozens of national and local newspapers online. Simply enter your library barcode to access this site.
Breastfeeding Friendly Libraries
West Lothian Libraries have been awarded the Breastfeeding Friendly Award and welcome mothers who want to breastfeed in any public area of the library, and all members of staff will support the needs of breastfeeding mothers.