Gorbals Library

Gorbals Library

Free entry

Opening hours

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


0141 429 0949

Crown Street, Glasgow, G5 9XD

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LATEST INFORMATION: Gorbals Library has reopened to the public.

Please note our revised opening times.

For further information on what procedures will be in place and what services will be available please visit our Library FAQs.

Opened in 2004, Gorbals 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, Gorbals 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 

The Gorbals Library is now home to the new Gorbals Business and Employability Hub.

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

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Accessible toilets

This accessible toilet is approximately 14m (15yd 11in) from the main entrance, on the right hand side. 

Assistance dogs

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

Hearing loop

There is a portal loop hearing assistance system.

Wheelchair access

Additional information

View our autism-friendly guide to Gorbals Library.

View the accessibility guide on AccessAble – the new name for DisabledGo.

Baby changing

Baby feeding

Community information

Community languages collection

Local history collection

Newspapers and magazines

Novels and factual books


This library DOES NOT have it's own car parking access.


Photocopying - Free service, maximum 10 copies per customer. Copies will be black and white only.

Printing – Free Service, maximum 10 prints per customer. Prints will be black and white only.

Photography and video recording

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

Study spaces

Free wifi

Gorbals Library is home to an Employability Hub. The Hub, which operates every Wednesday, has lots of support and activities to help you find a job, create your CV or even launch your own business.

Glasgow Libraries are working with Macmillan Cancer Support to provide Macmillan Cancer Information & Support ​Services in your community.​ If you're affected by cancer you may want to know there's someone you can turn to for help. Someone who can help find answers to your questions, whatever they may be. ​​

There is a drop in session at Gorbals Library every Friday at 10am - 2pm.

Find out more about Glasgow Libraries' partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support

Location Map


Gorbals Library

Crown Street, Glasgow, G5 9XD

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What's on at Gorbals Library

Kids Club
Homework Club
Kids Lego Club - Gorbals Library