Leslie Street, Glasgow, G41 2LFView on map
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Pollokshields Library offers a wide range of services and activities in relaxing, comfortable and inspiring surroundings. Our friendly staff will always be on hand to help you get the most out of your visits.
With thousands of books and a programme of weekly classes and events, Pollokshields Library has something for everyone. Don’t forget you can access all 33 Glasgow Libraries and our 24/7 online library with your Glasgow Libraries membership card.
The accessible toilet is 13m (14yd) from the main entrance.
Assistance dogs are welcome. We can provide a bowl of water for an assistance dog.
View the accessibility guide 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.
Pollokshields Library holds the Glasgow Libraries record for the highest number of children taking part in the Tesco Bank Summer Reading Challenge in each of our 33 libraries. Last year a whopping 293 young people aged 0-12 took part in the Challenge.
Pollokshields Library is one of six Glasgow Libraries built thanks to Andrew Carnegie’s donation to the city of Glasgow.
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. The Macmillan @ Glasgow Libraries information point can help you find information you need on living with all aspects of cancer as well as signposting you to the nearest support and information service.
Find out more about Glasgow Libraries' partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support.
Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine
This book was recommended to me by a borrower from Pollokshields Library and I’m so glad she did. I couldn’t put it down. It had me laughing out-loud, crying, wondering and feeling in shock.
It’s a book full of courage, loneliness, humanness, kindness, compassion and trauma that has day to day things we all recognise ‘The Archers’, ‘Which’, crosswords. It was very refreshing, and I was completely taken to see someone’s blindness to their own faults in black and white – very amusing and jaw droppingly O..M…G!
I can’t wait to read it again see how the film turns out.
Eleanor drinking from her favourite mug:
“I purchased it in a charity shop some years ago, and it has a photograph of a moon-faced man. He is wearing a brown leather blouson. Along the top, in strange yellow font, it says ‘Top Gear’. I don’t profess to understand this mug. It holds the perfect amount of vodka, however, thereby obviating the need for frequent refills.”
Mary, Pollokshields Library