Govanhill Library

Govanhill Library

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Built in 1906 as one of Glasgow's Carnegie Libraries, Govanhill Library offers a wide range of services and activities in relaxing and inspiring surroundings. With thousands of books and a programme of weekly classes and events, our friendly staff will always be on hand to help you get the most out of your visits.

The Baroque style of the library was designed by architect James R. Rhind, with columns, statues and a sandstone dome. More recently, in 2015 the Diversity Windows project created beautiful stained glass windows for the library. These windows tell the stories of the people of Govanhill in colourful artwork.

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

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

Accessibility guides

Read the accessibility guide for Govanhill Library on AccessAble

Accessible toilets

The accessible toilet is 16m (17yd) from the main entrance, opposite the reception. 

Assistance dogs

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

Wheelchair access

Baby changing

Baby feeding


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

Location Map

The statues on the roof of Govanhill Library show a woman reading to children and are intended to represent knowledge.


0141 276 1550

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Langside Road, Glasgow, G42 7JU

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A room in a library with multiple bookcases, red carpet and tall windows. The walls are white.
A full bookcase in a library. The floor has red carpet and there are white walls and tall windows in the background.