Libraries, leisure centres and parks

Leisure centres


We have reopened our membership options for customers. Please contact centres for more information. 

All of our 'pay as you go' prices have now returned to pre-covid levels. Current memberships are at their normal direct debit level.

Some restrictions remain in place in our leisure centres, so visit your centre’s page on our website for more details before you come along. 

Please continue to check our leisure centre pages for updates.  


Dalkeith, Danderhall, Gorebridge, Loanhead, Newtongrange, Roslin and Penicuik Libraries are fully open.

Lasswade and Newbattle are open on:

  • Tuesday and Thursday evenings
  • Saturdays.

You can reserve items directly from the library catalogue (log into your account with Borrower number and PIN).

There is also a customer stock survey. Please take five minutes to let us know how you use the library service, what you'd like to see improved, and suggest what you like to see introduced.

We still ask that you wear a face covering when inside the library (unless you are exempt) and that you leave track and trace contact details if you stay to use a public computer or browse the library.

Please continue to check our libraries pages for updates.

The libraries are open for:

  • Browsing
  • All returns
  • Computer usage by pre-booking only
  • Hearing aid batteries and dog waste bags
  • NEC and Blue Badge enquiries and forms
  • Reserve and Collect pick-ups

To make a Reserve and Collect enquiry please either book using the web form or contact the branch library by phone or email. 

Libraries - fine free

As well as all fines from first lockdown continuing to be waived, that there will now be no more fines or charges for all our Midlothian library users.

Printing, photocopying and laminating will still carry a charge, but the hire of CDs and DVDs will now be free of charge.

Online resources

We continue to offer a range of free online services including:

Leisure centre memberships

If you have a leisure centre membership, your direct debit resumed on 1 September. Annual members will have their membership extended to cover the time lost because of coronavirus.

Football pitches

Sport and Leisure can take football bookings.

All bookings for grass and artificial pitches will be by calling the leisure centre associated with each specific pitch, no bookings will be taken in person. 


To encourage local residents to socialise safely outdoors parks, including Vogrie Country Park will follow normal opening hours.  

Parks and play areas

Our main parks currently remain open..

Vogrie Country Park is open. The car park and toilets are open from 10am until 4pm.

All children’s outdoor equipped play areas are open. We are encouraging users to clean hands before and after use.  

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