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Frequently Asked Questions

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: Friday 1 July 2022

Barmulloch, Bridgeton, Cardonald and Dennistoun libraries will be closed on Sat 2 July. They will reopen as normal on Mon 4 July at 10am (Bridgeton and Cardonald), 1pm (Barmulloch) and Tues 5 July at 2pm (Dennistoun). Your closest alternatives to Barmulloch are Springburn and Riddrie; your closest alternatives for Bridgeton and Dennistoun are Parkhead and Shettleston. For Cardonald your closest alternatives are Ibrox and Pollok.



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-one 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 remaining 11 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. 

Elder Park is due to reopen in 2023 following significant investment and refurbishment.

For more information, please see our Library FAQs