Hillhead Library

Hillhead Library

Free entry

Opening hours

Day Opens Closes
Mon 10:00am - 8:00pm
Tue Closed
Wed Closed
Thu Closed
Fri 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sat 10:00am - 2:00pm
Sun 12:00pm - 5:00pm


0141 276 1617

Byres Road, Glasgow, G12 8AP

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LATEST INFORMATION: Hillhead 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 1975, Hillhead 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. We also have a selection of community rooms available for hire within the library

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 

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

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Accessible toilets

PLEASE NOTE: There are no accessible toilets in this venue. 

Assistance dogs

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

Hearing loop

There is a portable loop hearing assistance system.

Wheelchair access

There is level access into the venue.

Additional information

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

Baby changing

Available in the ladies public toilet situated on the first floor.

Baby feeding

Baby feeding is welcome in all Glasgow Life venues.

Community information

Information is available on the noticeboard in the foyer.

Community languages collection

Urdu and Chinese available.

Newspapers and magazines

Daily newspapers and magazines are available.

Novels and factual books

We offer a wide range of novels and factual books.


Parking is free for all users. The car park is located at the rear of the building, off Burgh Lane.


The photocopier is located in the main library area.

Photography and video recording

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

Study spaces

Free wifi

Wi-Fi is free by logging on via Glasgow Libraries - no password required.

Hillhead Library has been Glasgow’s most popular library since it opened in 1975.

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 Hillhead Library every Wednesday at 11am-1pm.

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

Glasgow Life offers Adult Learning programmes, activities and support services in a number of libraries across the city.

For more information about Digital Learning provision, English Language courses or support with Reading, Writing or Numbers - please visit our Learning Opportunities page.

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Hillhead Library

Byres Road, Glasgow, G12 8AP

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