Living well Locally: Putting Libraries at the Heart of Communities

Closed 5 Jun 2023

Opened 22 May 2023


Midlothian Council wants to start a conversation to understand how our library services and buildings can best be used to serve our local communities in these challenging financial times.

We want to understand what communities like and what needs to change to make best use of these community spaces and resources that will  help us stay connected and live well locally.

Why your views matter

We want to understand your ideas about how we could use our library spaces, and the different activities or resources you would like to access in your local library.

Here are some examples of what we already offer across the service:

  • Near Me service - private and confidential areas to have online video calls for NHS appointments
  • Bookbug Sessions
  • Craft groups
  • Adult and children’s activities & events

From  22 May –  5 June we are inviting community members to share ideas via an online survey or conversation cards that you can fill in at your local library. Library staff will be available to share these with you or tell you  more about some of the activities that happen in other libraries.


  • All Areas


  • Local Residents


  • Communities