Langside Road, Glasgow, G42 7JUView on map
LATEST INFORMATION: Govanhill Library is currently closed for essential work.
A £183,000 upgrade is underway at Govanhill Library. The essential work, which includes internal and external structural improvements, started on Saturday 4 June. The programme of repairs to Govanhill Library is projected to take 10 weeks. For more information, read: Govanhill Library getting essential £183,000 upgrade.
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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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.
View the accessibility guide on AccessAble – the new name for DisabledGo.
Community languages collection
Local history collection
Newspapers and magazines
Novels and factual books
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.
I'll Keep You Safe
Niamh and Ruairidh are in Paris to promote their business, Ranish Tweed. He is murdered – she is the prime suspect. The Paris police follow her back to Lewis and she brings what remains of Ruairidh home for burial. But things are not what they seem. After an attempt on her own life, Niamh begins to suspect that his was not a random terrorist attack, but something more personal. Fabulous!
Maragret, Govanhill Library
The statues on the roof of Govanhill Library show a woman reading to children and are intended to represent knowledge.
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. The Macmillan @ Glasgow Libraries information point can help you find information you need on living with all aspects of cancer as well as signposting you to the nearest support and information service.
Find out more about Glasgow Libraries' partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support.