Elder Park Library

Elder Park Library

What's on at Elder Park Library


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Elder Park Library and Community Hub reopened on Monday 24 June 2024 following a £4 million restoration.

Elder Park Library was gifted to Govan by Mrs Isabella Elder, who donated £10,000 to meet the cost of the building in the early 1900s.

The library has served the people and visitors of the city since the building was opened in 1903.

In partnership with Elderpark Housing Association, Elder Park Library and Community Hub has undergone significant work to improve the building so that it best meets the needs of the local community.

The upgrades include a full interior and exterior refurbishment which provides improved library and community spaces, a new community kitchen and more bookable areas for local people to use. These areas are supported by additional library toilets and improved baby changing facilities. The work will also ensure the A-listed building – protected by Historic Environment Scotland because of its architectural and historic interest – is more accessible and sustainable.

The revamped Elder Park Library and Community Hub has improved the building’s energy performance. The new features include more natural ventilation, energy-efficient boilers, new electrical wiring and lighting and a weather station.

All of the new additions connect to a building management system which monitors temperature and ventilation. The building also has new fire safety and security systems. These installations will not only greatly reduce its carbon footprint, but also improve comfort and safety for visitors.

Elder Park Library is open as follows:

Monday 1.00pm-8.00pm
Tuesday 10.00am-5.00pm
Wednesday 10.00am-5.00pm
Thursday 10.00am-5.00pm
Friday 10.00am-5.00pm
Saturday 10.00am-5.00pm
Sunday closed

Monday 1:00pm - 8:00pm
Tuesday 10:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday 10:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday 10:00am - 5:00pm
Friday 10:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday Closed

Accessibility guides

Read the accessibility guide for Elder Park Library on AccessAble

Accessible toilets

The accessible toilet is approximately 30m (32yd 2ft) from the accessible entrance. The accessible toilet is located in the foyer.

Assistance dogs

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

Hearing loop

There is a portable loop hearing assistance system.

Wheelchair access

Baby changing

Baby feeding


This library DOES NOT have it's own car parking access. The space at the front of the building is for deliveries and accessibility only. There is on street car parking on the road of the library.

Photography and video recording

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

Study spaces

Free wifi

Location Map

Michelle Paver

This is a hugely enjoyable ghost story, atmospheric and chilling. It is a story about an attempt in 1935 by five Englishmen to climb Kangchenjunga, a Himalyan mountain more deadly than Everest. A rucksack belonging to a dead mountaineer appears to follow them. Is it an optical illusion? Is someone menacing the group? The ice ‘creaking and groaning’ are vividly described. This is a ghost story to chill and thrill, I thoroughly enjoyed it. Dark Matter by the same author is also excellent.

Karyl, Elder Park Library.

The library was gifted to Govan by Mrs Isabella Elder and opened by Andrew Carnegie in 1903.

Mrs Elder donated £10,000 to meet the cost of building.


0141 276 1540

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Langlands Road, Glasgow, G51 3TZ

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