Studying objects in the Museums' Library and Archive
Preparing for your visit
We encourage you to prepare for your visit to the Library and Archive at Glasgow Life Museums Resource Centre by reading the Code of Practice for using Glasgow Life Museums’ Research Facilities.
How do I arrange to see items in the Museum Library and Archive?
All material needs to be ordered in advance. Requests to view items in the Museum Library and Archive are made through Museum Library and Archive Team. Viewing requests can be made by emailing email@example.com. Museum Library and archive requests must be made at least four weeks in advance. A member of the Museum Library and Archive Team will confirm your booking at least one week in advance of your proposed visit with the date and time. All appointments to see items in the Museum Library and Archive at held at Glasgow Museums Resource Centre, 200 Woodhead Road, Glasgow G53 7NN.
What do I do when I get to my appointment?
On entering Glasgow Museums Resource Centre you will be asked to sign the fire register at the reception desk and you will be issued with a visitor pass. You may be asked to wash your hands and to deposit your coats and bags in the lockers provided. You will then be directed to the Museum Library and Archive. On the first day of each period of study you will need to register as a user and sign the Code of Practice for using Glasgow Life Museums’ Research Materials.
If you wish to draw or photograph material you will be asked to sign a separate permission form. Pencils, mobile phones, tablets and laptops are permitted.
Before being issued with the requested material, a member of the Museum Library and Archive Team will give you any special handling instructions. You will then be asked to sign an issue receipt. The material will then be taken to your desk and you are free to view or study it in line with the Code of Practice.
When you have finished with the material you should inform the member of staff who will check it against the issue receipt. You are recommended to wash your hands after handling library and archive items.