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Govanhill Library

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Govanhill Library

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 276 1550

Langside Road, Glasgow, G42 7JU

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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.

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Accessible toilets

Baby changing

Baby feeding

Guidedog friendly

Hearing loop

Photography and video recording

On occasion, filming and photography may take place in the venue.

Additional information

View the accessibility guide here on AccessAble - the new name for DisabledGo.

Community languages collection

Newspapers and magazines

Novels and factual books

Study spaces

Free wifi

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


Govanhill Library

Langside Road, Glasgow, G42 7JU

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