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Galashiels Library


We aim to provide a high quality library service which meets the need of local communities and supports lifelong learning.

New at Galashiels Library!

We now offer Birthday Parties. We offer traditional themed parties including a story, games and a craft. Tasty snack bags are also provided. Parties are for up to 15 children between the ages 3-8 and prices start at £7.50 per child up to £100 maximum. We are happy to discuss a theme or requirements. For more information , or to book contact Galashiels Library on 01896 664170 or email libgalashiels@liveborders1.org.uk


Little ones love books: Bookbug is a fun filled free event for 0 to 5-year-olds and their parents or carers. The Bookbug programme provides free books, activities and guidance to help improve their reading ability and language development.

The sessions take place on Thursday 10:00 – 10:30 with most Bookbug sessions running term time only. Please contact the library for details of any events during school holidays.


If you want to learn how to surf like a pro and get the most out of your internet experience, then you should try one of our beginner’s computer courses. These free courses are run on demand so please ask library staff for details.


Date: Every Tuesday

Location: Galashiels Library

Time: 14:30 – 15:30

Cost: Free

Computer learning classes aimed at the complete beginner. Booking essential.  Contact Galashiels Library on 01896 664170 or email libgalashiels@liveborders1.org.uk


Plan your visit

Wifi access
Hearing loop
Disabled toilets
Fax / copier
Public access PCs
Bike racks
Accessible by public transport
Baby changing facilities
Assistive technology
Disabled access
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Opening Times

  • Monday 09:30 - 17:00
  • Tuesday 09:30 - 19:00
  • Wednesday 09:30 - 17:00
  • Thursday 09:30 - 19:00
  • Friday 09:30 - 17:00
  • Saturday 09:00 - 12:30
Closed Sunday