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Answers to some frequently asked questions about the reopening of our libraries. This information is regularly updated so please keep checking in.


Your guide to Glasgow Life Library services during the Covid-19 pandemic

Updated: Tuesday 19 July 2022


A £183,000 upgrade is about to get underway at Govanhill Library. The essential work, which includes internal and external structural improvements, starts on Saturday 4 June. The programme of repairs to Govanhill Library is projected to take 10 weeks. For more information, read our latest news article: Govanhill Library getting essential £183,000 upgrade.

Twenty-two of our libraries across the city, including The Mitchell Library, are now operating full-time hours.

We have been taking a phased approach to increasing opening hours and are working towards returning library opening hours to pre-pandemic levels at the reopened libraries throughout Summer 2022.

Please continue to check here and follow our social media accounts for our latest updates.

Current Opening Hours

We have 32 libraries open across the city operating a variety of opening hours. Please click on your chosen library below to find out its latest opening hours.

Anniesland Library

Baillieston Library

Barmulloch Library

Bridgeton Library

Cardonald Library

Castlemilk Library

Couper Institute Library

Dennistoun Library

Drumchapel Library

GoMA Library

Gorbals Library

Hillhead Library

Ibrox Library

Knightswood Library

Langside Library

Library at the Bridge (Easterhouse)

Maryhill Library

Milton Library

Mitchell Library

Parkhead Library

Partick Library

Pollok Library

Pollokshaws Library

Pollokshields Library

Possilpark Library

Riddrie Library

Royston Library

Shettleston Library

Springburn Library

Whiteinch Library

Woodside Library

Please note Glasgow Archives will operate different hours, please see our Mitchell FAQs

A free, pre-booked appointment is required to use the library computers. To arrange your PC appointment, please phone or visit during library opening hours. 

Considerable investment of nearly £4m has been committed to the restoration of Elder Park Library, which will significantly improve the fabric of the building and deliver a modern, fit-for-purpose library that best serves the needs of the community.

We expect that Elder Park Library will reopen in summer 2023 for more information visit here

For more information, please see our Library FAQs