Pollokshaws Library

Pollokshaws Library

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Opened in 1968, Pollokshaws 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.

Pollokshaws Library also features a stained-glass window by artist Keira McLean celebrating John Maclean 100 years since his death. Celebrating his life and Legacy. You can now view the stained-glass window at Pollokshaws Library during normal opening hours.

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

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

View the accessibility guide for Pollokshaws Library on AccessAble

Accessible toilets

The accessible toilet is 21m (23yd) from the accessible entrance, to the right as you enter. 

Assistance dogs

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

Wheelchair access

Baby changing

Baby feeding


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.

Study spaces

Free wifi

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0141 276 1535

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Shawbridge Street, Glasgow, G43 1RW

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The main library area showing rows of wooden bookshelves, there are standalone bookshelves in the middle of the room. The ceiling is high and has wood pannelled.
A bright, spacious children's area with a blue checked carpet, large windows along the right hand side and a wood pannelled ceiling. There is a round wooden table with blue chairs and a colourful children's rug in the centre of the room.
A corner of the children's area near large windows. There are bookshelves filled with colourful books, book displays and a poster on the window that reads 'Free WiFi'
A wide view of the spacious children's area. The photograph looks like it's been taken in late afternoon. It shows sunshine outside and the inside of the library looks shadowy and atmospheric. The sun is shining on the blue checked carpet and you can see shadows and outlines of the bookshelves, tables and chairs and PC area near the windows
Exterior of Pollokshaws Library which is large, rectangular, flat roofed 1960s building. There a 7 slim iron pillars near the entrance. There is a bus stop directly outside. The photograph also shows a sunny, blue sky day.