We offer members of the public access to the Library to consult items in our collections.

Passes are issued for one day only.

Apply for a visitor's pass

You can apply for a visitor's pass if:

  • You wish to consult material that you have been unable to locate elsewhere locally
  • You are a visiting student from abroad
  • You require access to the European Documentation Centre
  • Access to Archives & Special Collection is by appointment only

How to apply

Apply in person at the Welcome Desk during staffed service hours - please bring a form of personal identification e.g. driving license or passport.

If you wish to apply for summer visitor access contact

Please note: study spaces are limited; we are unable to offer access to people seeking a quiet place to study.

Part-time or placement student, distance learner, full-time postgraduate, or academic at another UK university?

You may be eligible to join the Library under the SCONUL Access scheme.

Please note: there is a new enrolment process in operation – contact before you travel.

Your University of Glasgow borrower's card allows you to: