Library Research Annexe
Phone: 0141 332 9129
Opening Hours: Tuesday & Thursday, 10:00-16:00, please note, appointments are necessary.
Requests: Submit a request form
COVID-19 update: Some items are not available for loan and are available for consultation only. These items are usually sent to the Special Collections Department on Level 12 of the Library for the reader to consult. An appointment is necessary for this and should be made prior to requesting material. Alternatively you can book a virtual consultation appointment to view the item via Zoom.
The Library Research Annexe opening times are currently disrupted due to Covid-19. The Scottish Government assigns Covid protection levels ranging from 0-4 in each local authority area and operating times at the LRA will reflect the level applied in Glasgow City. Normal opening times apply in level 0 & 1, in levels 2 & 3 LRA will be open on Thursdays only, and in Level 4 the service will be closed. To check the current protection level you can use the local level checker and input the postcode G22 5HT.
The Library Research Annexe contains important research material not in high demand. The collection holds runs of older journals and books as well as other materials including Parliamentary papers, microfilms and newspapers. The Library Research Annexe plays a vital role in storing valuable research material in a safe and secure environment. It has excellent on site consultation facilities and parking for visitors.
When you search the Library catalogue you may find items located in the Library Research Annexe. If you want the items to be brought to the Main Library, you need to submit a request form using the link at the top of the page. There is also a link to this form if you click on the location link on the catalogue entry.
Deliveries of requested material, to the main Library, take place on Monday, Wednesday & Friday. Material requested after 10am should be included in the subsequent delivery . Some items are not available for loan and are available for consultation only. Most items in this category will be sent to the Special Collections Department on Level 12 of the Library for the reader to consult. A few items can only be consulted in the Library Research Annexe. If the item that you have requested is only available for consultation, we will let you know by email.
You are welcome to visit the Library Research Annexe to use materials in the collection. For example, if you wish to consult several volumes of a journal, it may be more convenient for you to consult on site. Photocopying of LRA material can only be done in the Main Library. Please note that it is necessary to make an appointment.
From Main Library, Hillhead Street
From University Avenue: downhill and turn right onto Gibson Street, continue and go through the roundabout and along Woodlands Road turning left at Charing Cross onto St George's Road. Straight ahead at Garscube Cross onto Possil Road and at junction of Keppochill Road turn left onto Saracen Street. Turn left into the entrance to the Hamiltonhill Estate and park in the estate car park.
From Byres Road: up Queen Margaret Drive, straight ahead at junction with Maryhill Road onto Bilsland Drive, turn right at junction with Balmore Road onto Saracen Street, proceed down Saracen Street and just before junction with Keppochill Road you will see Hamiltonhill Estate on the right hand side of the road; turn right into estate and park in the estate car park.
From City Centre: On Hope Street (first bus stop north of the junction with Sauchiehall Street) take the 7, 7A, or 75 to the first stop on Saracen Street, and the Research Annexe is facing you (between Screwfix and Euro Car Parts, journey time 10 minutes).
From Byres Road: Take the 8 to the last stop on Saracen Street, and the Research Annexe is facing you across the road (between Screwfix and Euro Car Parts, journey time 25-30 minutes).