Langside Library

Langside Library

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Opened in 1915, Langside 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.

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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
Sunday Closed

Accessibility guides

Read the accessibility guide for Langside Library on AccessAble

Accessible toilets

The accessible toilet is 25m (27yd) from the accessible entrance, located adjacent to the main entrance.

Read our autism-friendly guide to Langside Library.

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

Designed by Glasgow School of Art Students in the 1920’s, the twenty-one foot by seven foot mural for Langside Library was entitled ‘Queen Mary at the Battle of Langside’ and was official handed over to the Corporation of the City of Glasgow on the 6th January 1920. 


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Sinclair Drive, Glasgow, G42 9QE

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An exterior close-up image of Langside Library which is a red sandstone building built in 1915. There is a 'Library' sign carved into the building above the doorway and also a projecting 'Public Library' sign. There are 3 large windows at each side of the entrance. There are hedges surrounding the front of the building. This photograph has been taken on a sunny day in winter - you can see a bare tree in the background.
View of the main reading area. There are bookshelves around the perimeter of the room as well and free-standing bookshelves. There are also several tables with book displays. helves in the middle. There is an adult sitting at a small table using their laptop. The room has wood pannelling around a third of the height of the wall and the top of the walls are painted white.
The PC area of the library which also has a table and soft blue chairs for reading or for meeting groups. The high ceiling is curves and has a long, grid, colonial-style skylight.
A large spacios childrens area which is long and rectangular. There are wooden bookshelves filled with colourful children's books along the perimeter of the room. There is a high curved ceiling with a long grid-colonial style skylight. There is wooden panelling around a third of the walls. The rest of the walls and ceiling are painted white. There is also colourful children's artwork on the walls, tables and chairs and colourful book storage boxes in the middle of the room.
Spacious and colourful children's area  There are tables and chairs in the middle of the area, wood panelling a third of the height of the walls and a high curved ceiling with a long rectangular, colonial-style skylight. From this angle you can see the mural of 'Queen Mary at the Battle of Langside'
A close-up image of the 'Queen Mary at the Battle of Langside' mural