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Coronavirus (Covid-19) – Latest Information

Coronavirus - Latest Information

Latest Library Information

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.


Festive Opening Hours

The operating hours of all our libraries will change over the festive period. Please check the opening times before you visit. Current opening hours will resume from Wednesday 5th January 2022.

Library Festive Opening Hours

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

Updated: Friday 3 December 2021

26 of our Libraries are open to the public however we are currently operating restricted opening times. Please ensure you check your library's opening times before your visit to avoid disappointment. For more information, you can also visit our FAQ page.

The following libraries are operating the opening times listed below: Anniesland, Bridgeton, Cardonald, Castlemilk, Dennistoun, Drumchapel, Gorbals, Govanhill, Ibrox, Knightswood, Library at the Bridge (Easterhouse), Parkhead, Partick, Pollokshaws, Possilpark, Riddrie, Royston, Shettleston

Tuesday - 2pm – 7pm
Wednesday - 10am – 4pm
Thursday - 10am – 7pm
Friday - 10am – 4pm
Saturday - 10am – 2pm

Baillieston Library will be open as follows:
Monday: 10am-4pm
Tuesday: 10am-7pm
Wednesday: 10am-4pm
Saturday: 10am-2pm

Hillhead Library will be open as follows:
Monday - 10am-7pm
Friday – 10am – 4pm
Saturday - 10am – 2pm
Sunday - 12pm – 4pm

Langside Library will be open as follows:
Monday - 10am-4pm
Tuesday - 10am-7pm
Wednesday - 10am-4pm
Thursday - 10am-4pm
Saturday - 10am-2pm

Milton Library will be open as follows:
Tuesday - 2-7pm
Wednesday - 10am-4pm
Thursday - 10am-4pm

Pollok Library will be open as follows:
Monday - 10am–4pm 
Tuesday - 2-8pm
Wednesday - 10am-4pm
Thursday - 10am–4pm

Pollokshields Library will be open as follows:
Monday - 10am-4pm
Wednesday - 10am-4pm
Thursday - 2pm-7pm
Friday - 10am-4pm
Saturday - 10am-2pm

Springburn Library will be open as follows:
Monday - 10am–4pm
Tuesday - 10am–7pm
Saturday - 10am–2pm

The Mitchell will be open as follows:
Tuesday - 10am-4pm
Wednesday - 10am-4pm
Thursday - 10am-4pm
Friday - 10am-4pm
Saturday - 10am-4pm

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. 


Thanks to funding from the Scottish Government, administered by the Scottish Library and Information Council, the following libraries will reopen by the end of January 2022:

Couper Institute Library

Library at GoMA

Maryhill Library

Whiteinch Library

The building Barmulloch Library is in is being used as a vaccination centre until 31 January 2022 and the library will re-open at the end of this agreement. If the vaccination centre remains after 31 January, Glasgow Life will work to make the adaptations required to re-open the library.

Elder Park and Woodside Libraries are also planned to reopen in 2022 following significant investment and refurbishment. For more information, please see our Library FAQs