For an overview, please see the AccessAble page for our buildings.
Every effort will be made to assist you during your visit. Please contact us in advance if you need additional support to make the most of your visit and we will do our best to help.
Thurso Street building
Our main public searchroom is on the 2nd floor of the building at 13 Thurso Street, up 4 flights of stairs (43 steps). There is level access throughout the 2nd floor, and 2 toilets.Every effort will be made to assist you during your visit. Please contact us in advance if you need additional support to make the most of your visit and we will do our best to help.
Dumbarton Road building
We also provide a ground–level searchroom service, with wheelchair–accessible toilet facilities, at our offices at 77–87 Dumbarton Road. This searchroom can accommodate up to two visitors. The desk is height–adjustable, and there are wall–sockets at wheelchair height for users with laptops. There is a computer available for viewing this and other archival websites, and our catalogues and databases.
If you would like to use this searchroom, it is essential that you contact us at least one working day in advance to discuss your research and make an appointment, so that we can determine exactly which items you will require, arrange staffing and bring the material over from the store.
To access this building, visitors communicate face to face with staff through a glass reception hatch.
Read more about the facilities available in each location.
Other accessibility matters
All of our reference leaflets, forms and finding aids can be made available in large print on request.
We may be able to provide a parking space for those with Blue Badge permits. This is subject to availability so please contact us for advice.
Assistance dogs are welcome.
If you are unable to visit, you may wish to make use of our enquiry service.
If you have a disability issue that you wish to discuss in advance of using any of our services, please contact Claire Daniel on 0141 330 5515 or by e-mail using our enquiry form.