Scottish public libraries are permitted to reopen on Monday April 26th 2021. This follows the Scottish Government Coronavirus (COVID-19): Public Libraries Guidance which was devised to help public libraries reopen safely.
Many library services may only open certain branches and/or operate different opening times. Some also offer additional services, such as Click & Collect, to help library members access books and other resources throughout the Coronavirus pandemic.
Below you will find a list of all public library services in Scotland. Simply click on the service to find out more about library services operating in your area.
If you have a specific question regarding public library services in your area please contact your library service directly as they will have the most up-to-date information available.
You can find the latest information on library and information services by visiting Aberdeen Libraries and Archives Service Deliver Update page on the council website.
You can also email the library team at CentralLibrary@aberdeencity.gov.uk or call 01224 652500.
The ANGUSalive Libraries website gives information on online and Mobile services as well as local library branches. Visit the ANGUSalive Libraries Homepage for more.
Find out about libraries reopening in Argyll & Bute by visiting the LiveArgyll Libraries page. Here you will find information on specific branches as well as online and mobile services.
Learn about branch reopening plans, online services and more by visiting the Clackmannanshire Council Library Service webpage.
If you have a specific enquiry you can also fill in an online form, call the library team on 01259 452262 or email email@example.com
Dumfries and Galloway Council have a dedicated library page on their website.
Here you can find information on local libraries, digital services & library membership.
Find out the latest COVID19 information affecting the Leisure & Culture Dundee Library Service by visiting their Library Homepage.
Here you can find info relating to local branches, online service and more.
All the latest news affecting the libraries service in East Ayrshire can be found on the East Ayrshire Leisure Libraries website page.
Here you can search for information relating to a specific library branch or find out more about general library services.
Find information on library locations and opening times, online services and Connect & Collect services by visiting the Libraries Page on the East Dunbartonshire Leisure & Culture website.
Find out more about services offered by your local library branch, including opening times, by visiting the East Lothian Libraries homepage.
You can also find information about the Click & Collect service as well as guidance on visiting library branches.
Details of library branches reopening in East Renfrewshire can be found on the dedicated library page on the East Renfrewshire Culture & Leisure website.
You can also find information on the click & collect and online services.
Edinburgh City Council has a dedicated website page on COVID19 and library services in Edinburgh. Here you can information relating to Edinburgh library branches and COVID related guidance.
Their Libraries Homepage also has more general information, including details on digital and mobile services.
Find information on library branch opening times and the Click and Collect service by visiting the dedicated Falkirk Community Trust Libraries webpage.
You can also find information on the Home Library Service and the Online Library.
For details of public library services in the Fife area visit the OnFife Cultural Trust Libraries & Archives webpage.
Here you will find information on local branch opening times, the mobile library service and the Connect and Collect service.
Find information on your local library branch, online services and more on the High Life Highland Libraries webpage.
Get the latest news on library services in Inverclyde by visiting the Inverclyde Council Library website page.
Here you can find information on library branches, online services, Books on Wheels and Connect & Collect.
On the Midlothian Council Libraries page you can search for local branch details, find information on online services and Reserve and Collect books.
Visit the Moray Council Libraries website page for the latest details on services and to find more information on local library branches.
Find the latest COVID19 updates and details of library services in North Ayrshire by visiting the North Ayrshire Libraries website page.
You can find out the latest COVID19 related news about library services in North Lanarkshire by visiting the Culture North Lanarkshire COVID19 announcement page.
For more general information on library services in North Lanarkshire visit the Culture North Lanarkshire Libraries website.
For information on library services in Orkney visit the Orkney Islands Council Library website page. Here you can find information on opening times as well as the mobile library service.
Find out about library services reopening, the click and collect service and the mobile library service by visiting the Culture Perth & Kinross Libraries page.
Find the latest news regarding Shetland Library services and Coronavirus by visiting the dedicated Coronavirus Library updates page on the Shetland Islands Council website.
For information on library services in South Ayrshire, as well as details of individual library branches visit the South Ayrshire Council Libraries webpage.
Details of South Lanarkshire's network of library branches can be found on the South Lanarkshire Leisure & Culture Libraries webpage.
You can also find info on digital resources and the online library catalogue.
Information on Stirling Libraries & Archives can be found on the Stirling Council Libraries webpage.
Here you can find details of local library branches, online services and their Select and Collect service.
The latest news and updates regarding West Dunbartonshire Libraries can be found on the West Dunbartonshire Council Libraries webpage.
Here you'll find details of library branches, how to borrow online and their Book to Borrow service.
Details of local library branches in West Lothian can be found on the West Lothian Council Libraries webpage. You will also find information on Click/Phone & Collect services, the Homebound service and the Digital Library.