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Leighton Library, Dunblane

Scotland's oldest purpose-built library founded on collection of Robert Leighton

Your support is very welcome


The Leighton Library is a charitable trust and relies on the goodwill of volunteers to ensure it is open to the public.


Like to volunteer some time?

If you live in the vicinity and would like to volunteer time to welcome visitors then click on this link to get in touch.


Like to contribute financially?

The Leighton Library relies heavily on contributions from visitors and others who would like to support the work of the Leighton Library to ensure it is open for generations to come. If you are able to contribute financially then please get in touch with the Clerk to the Trustees or use the Donate button below to make use of Paypal, Debit or Credit Card. Your support is very much appreciated. Please note that PayPal charges commission on all donations unless the ‘Family and Friends’ box is ticked

Like to become a Friend of the Leighton Library

Click on this link to get in touch to request more information about how to become a Friend of the Leighton Library


Like to Adopt-a-Book?

The Leighton Library has approximately 4,500 books, the oldest dating from 1504. Not surprisingly, a number of these are in need of refurbishment of various degrees. A few years ago we began the adopt-a-book scheme which encourages donors to contribute to the cost, in full or in part, of having a book restored. The work involved has ranged from individual books being completely rebound in board and/or leather to others being cleaned to bring out the intricacies of the existing binding. We have refurbished 9 books using this funding and the individual volumes have benefited immensely. Donors are encouraged to Gift Aid their donations and these can be made to the Honorary Clerk/Treasurer to the Trustees of the Leighton Library or to the library during opening hours, in each case marked Adopt-a-Book.

Purchase a reproduction 1746 map of Scotland

You can purchase from the Leighton Library a reproduction of a detailed 1746 map of Scotland - price is £10 (only cash can be accepted) - with proceeds going to support the work of the Leighton Library. A framed copy can be seen on display in the Leighton Library.

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