Today we have a message from the staff at Ratho Library about the library, old and new:
“We opened our doors to the public on 22 March 1999 and we closed our doors to Coronavirus just 3 days short of our 21st birthday. Sadly we won’t be reopening in our current building. We will be opening in the future in our new building and we will keep you up to date with the news as soon as we have it. In the meantime, we want to thank each and everyone of you who have used Ratho Library over the years for allowing us to be part of your village, we have watched it thrive and grow, and we have been delighted to welcome new readers alongside those of you who have been with us from the very start.
We pride ourselves on Ratho Library and how we are involved in your community, in your school and in your lives. At the moment there is a lot of work being done to identify the safest way to continue to provide a library service in Ratho whilst our new library is being built and we will update the community with any news once we have it. From staff past and present, from the very bottom of our hearts, Ratho, it continues to be an absolute pleasure.”
You can view planning documents for the proposed Ratho Library building on the City of Edinburgh Council planning portal, searching with the reference number: 20/00224/FUL