Dumbarton Road, Glasgow, G11 6ABView on map
**Please note that Partick Library is closed for building improvement works and is due to re-open at the end of 2019.**
Your closest alternative libraries are Hillhead, Whiteinch and the Mitchell Library. If you have any queries during this time please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Apologies for any inconvenience.
Some services have relocated to other venues, click here for the current list.
Built in 1925, Partick 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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This accessible toilet is approximately 34m (37yd 7in) from the main entrance, located in the Children's Department.
Assistance dogs are welcome. We can provide a bowl of water for an assistance dog.
View the accessibility guide here on AccessAble - the new name for DisabledGo.
Community languages collection
Local history collection
Newspapers and magazines
Novels and factual books
The 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.
In the recent programme celebrating his 75th birthday, Portrait Of A Lifetime, Connolly described Partick Library as the most important building there.
I Am, I Am, I Am: Seventeen Brushes With Death
My favourite book so far this year has to be Maggie O’Farrell’s ‘I Am, I Am, I Am: Seventeen Brushes With Death’.
This uncomfortable yet absolutely compelling memoir is a real page-turner, as thrilling as any work of fiction I have read. O’Farrell’s brushes with death include: a jump off a wall into the sea where she was trapped under water, a truly death-defying encounter with a man on a remote mountain path and a plane journey where passengers hit the ceiling as the plane hurtled towards the earth. An unconventional, astonishing memoir that leaves the reader grateful and lucky to be alive. Wonderful.
Louisa, Partick Library
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.