What's on at Govanhill Library
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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|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|
The accessible toilet is 16m (17yd) from the main entrance, opposite the reception.
Assistance dogs are welcome. We can provide a bowl of water for an assistance dog.
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.
The statues on the roof of Govanhill Library show a woman reading to children and are intended to represent knowledge.