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With the exception of Baillieston, Langside, Pollokshields, The Mitchell, Hillhead, Milton, Pollok, and Springburn, all reopened libraries will be operating the following reduced opening hours:
Pollok library will operate the following reduced opening hours:
Baillieston Library will operate the following days and times:
Langside Library will operate the following days and times:
Pollokshields Library will operate the following days and times:
The Mitchell, Hillhead, Milton and Springburn will be operating the following reduced opening hours:
Due to anticipated demand, we recommend that customers continue to book ahead to use public PCs. This can be arranged by phone or by visiting the venue directly. Bookings can also be made on the day, subject to availability.
Yes – in line with the Scottish Government’s guidance, we are asking visitors to wear a face covering to keep themselves and others safe when visiting our libraries. We recognise that some visitors have health conditions, disabilities or other factors that prevent them from wearing a face covering. The Scottish Government has published guidance on the use of suitable face coverings and exemptions.
If you've made a booking for a Glasgow Club activity using our app or website we already have the necessary details. For all other activities, Glasgow Life is using the Check In Scotland service, which aids businesses in collecting the contact details of visitors and customers. This digital service allows NHS Scotland’s Test and Protect service to conduct faster contact tracing and help stop the spread of Covid-19.
We would appreciate your support by providing your contact details, quickly and securely, by scanning an official Test and Protect Check-in Scotland QR code poster via your smartphone camera, or by downloading the Check in Scotland app. Anyone over the age of 12 can use the Check In Scotland service, which is designed to take as few details from you as needed.
Yes, customers will be able to access hand sanitiser when they enter the venue. Hand santiser will also be available beside each PC.
Yes, you can use these services too. Staff will be able to help you with a limited number of printing or photocopying where possible.
Due to requirements to collect customer test & protect information upon entry, small queues may form. We ask that you be patient while we process this information from our customers and maintain physical distancing should any queues form.
Yes. Toilets will be available for customers to use.
Yes, a maximum of two people can use a PC at the same time.
Yes – customers will be able to browse for books, but we ask that physical distancing is maintained.
Access will be limited to one hour per customer. On occasions where there are no subsequent bookings it may be possible to extend your booking time, however this cannot be guaranteed. Please speak to a member of staff as far in advance as possible should you think you need additional time beyond your booked slot.
Over 12’s can access PCs on their own and would require a separate booking to be made. Any child under 12 can be booked onto a PC but an adult must remain with them at all times.
Any fines incurred during our closure and phased re-opening period will be waived until 31 December 2021.
Yes. Staff will issue you with a temporary membership in order for you to make your booking, and you will be issued with your membership card when you arrive for your PC slot.
No – upon reopening, venues will be operating at reduced capacity and we’ll be unable to offer the full timetable of services and events which were available pre-lockdown. When permitted, activities and events will be re-introduced to libraries and we will share details of these with our customers.
Bookbug is back at selected libraries, find a session here.
These first few sessions are all about introducing new parents/guardians and their child to Bookbug, capped age range 0-18 months focusing on lockdown babies/ isolated parents, one parent/guardian per child.
No advance booking required, first come first served. Masks may be removed when participating, but test and protect details will be required.
These sessions will be reviewed in October with the hopes to introduce more sessions and increase the age ranges.
Remember we have weekly Bookbug sessions online every Wednesday at 10am for you to join in at home. Further details are available here.
Macmillan @ Glasgow Libraries provide free emotional, practical and financial support to anyone affected by cancer. We have relaunched in-person support across the city to complement the telephone support currently being provided. Cancer support and information is now being provided in 6 libraries with new, weekly, in-person appointments available for people living with or beyond cancer, family, friends or carers, and people who are bereaved.
We’re also hosting drop ins offering support, information and the space to talk confidentially. Anyone who is affected by cancer is welcome along to either an appointment or drop in at the Mitchell, Dennistoun, Pollok, Royston, Castlemilk and Partick libraries. More info here.
You can refer people into Macmillan @Glasgow Libraries for in-person or telephone support via 0141 287 2903, firstname.lastname@example.org or NHS inform
In line with Scottish Government guidelines and existing procedures in place across all Glasgow Libraries, spaces have been rearranged to allow for social distancing. Hand sanitiser and face coverings are being utilised to ensure a safe environment.
Find out more about the look and feel of the relaunched Macmillan cancer support and information services at https://vimeo.com/585846962
You can find free, expert and easy to understand information on cancer in all reopened Glasgow Libraries. A wide range of topics is covered for people with cancer, their loved ones and carers. Find out more about Macmillan @ Glasgow Libraries at www.glasgowlife.org.uk/macmillan
Face to face Universal Credit support will be available by appointment in selected libraries from Monday 20 September. This service is appointment based only and can be booked using the freephone number 0808 169 9901.
For further information about Universal Credit support click here.
No – newspapers or magazines will not be available for the time being. However, we do offer eMagazines which you'll find online here
There will be no catering or retail (gift shop) facilities available in any of our venues when they reopen.
Apart from the Café at The Mitchell, which has reopened. The café opening hours will be Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 3:30pm.
We will provide regular updates through our social media channels as well as on the Glasgow Life website.
As a charity, Glasgow Life is hugely grateful for the support it has received during the coronavirus pandemic, which has helped us to continue vital work in communities across the city during the most challenging of times. You can continue to help us by donating here.
Over 91 Glasgow Life venues will re-open to the public. any further venues will be dependant on further funding
Glasgow City Council passed a motion on 13 May 2021 resolving that “all Glasgow Life venues should re-open as soon as funding allows.”
Our ability to open more venues is entirely dependent on more funding becoming available. However, given the current climate, it's unrealistic to expect that we can raise significant additional income this year that will support the reopening of venues beyond the 91 we have already announced.
We will continue to keep our customers up to date with our re-opening plans via our website and social media.