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Couper Institute Library

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Couper Institute Library

Opening hours

Day Opens Closes
Mon 1:00pm - 8:00pm
Tue 10:00am - 5:00pm
Wed 1:00pm - 8:00pm
Thu 10:00am - 5:00pm
Fri 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sat 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sun Closed


0141 276 0771

Clarkston Road, Glasgow, G44 3DA

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**Couper Institute Library temporary closure**

Couper Institute Library is currently closed for essential maintenance work and will re-open at 1pm on Monday 30th September.

Your nearest alternative Glasgow Libraries are:
Langside, Castlemilk and Pollokshaws.

We’re sorry for any inconvenience that this may cause you and thank you for your understanding and patience as we work on improving your library.

Please note the Couper Institute community space beside the library remains open.


Built in 1924, Couper Institute Library offers a wide range of services and activities in relaxing, comfortable and inspiring surroundings. Our friendly staff will always be on hand to help you get the most out of your visits.

With thousands of books and a programme of weekly classes and events, Couper Institute Library has something for everyone. Don’t forget you can access all 33 Glasgow Libraries and our 24/7 online library with your Glasgow Libraries membership card: Join Glasgow Libraries 

Find a book, reserve and renew, search the catalogue and access all of our online resources.

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Accessible toilets

PLEASE NOTE: There are no accessible toilets within this venue.

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs are welcome. We can provide a bowl of water for an assistance dog.

Wheelchair access

Additional information

Click here to view our autism-friendly guide to the Couper Institute Library. View the accessibility guide here on AccessAble - the new name for DisabledGo.

Community information

Community languages collection

Local history collection

Newspapers and magazines

Novels and factual books


This venue does not have its own car park. 


Photography and video recording

On occasion, Glasgow Life will be on the premises to film and take photos.

Study spaces

Free wifi

Seven local book groups use Couper Institute Library. Book groups can meet in any Glasgow Library, or bag themselves a book group membership to request multiple copies.


Couper Institute Library

Clarkston Road, Glasgow, G44 3DA

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