Dumbarton Road, Glasgow, G11 6ABView on map
Partick Library has re-opened following a programme of refurbishment works and provides new community spaces, learning experiences and a wide selection of the latest book titles.
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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Find out more about Glasgow Libraries' partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support.
This accessible toilet is approximately 34m (37yd 7in) from the main entrance, located in the Children's Department.
There is a ramp leading to entrance.
View the accessibility guide on AccessAble – the new name for DisabledGo.
We offer baby changing facilities within the venue.
Information regarding Elected Members, MSP's, MP's, Community Councils, and consultations are currently held in a folder at our reception desk. Up to date information on local groups are to found on our community noticeboards in the entrance hall.
Community languages collection
We have a small selection of Gaelic books and other languages can be requested.
Local history collection
Partick Library holds a collection of photographs and books which are for reference only. Please contact our staff for further information.
Newspapers and magazines
Daily newspapers and magazines are available.
Novels and factual books
We offer a wide range of novels and factual books.
The venue does not have its own car park.
Photocopying - Free service, maximum 10 copies per customer. Copies will be black and white only. We have both A3 and A4 options available.
Printing – Free Service, maximum 10 prints per customer. Prints will be black and white only.
We have both A3 and A4 options available.
Photography and video recording
On occasion, Glasgow Life will be on the premises to film and take photos.
We have a large study space, including two study booths (unfortunately these cannot be reserved).
Wi-Fi is free by logging on via Glasgow Libraries - no password is required.
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.