Glasgow School of Art Library

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Glasgow School of Art Library

About the library

Glasgow School of Art is one of Europe's leading university-level institutions for the visual creative disciplines. Founded in 1845, it is a small specialist institution of around 2500 students, offering undergraduate, postgraduate and research programmes across art, design, architecture and digital design. Its lending library has been collecting material since its foundation, and today holds a collection of around 80,000 volumes, principally focusing on contemporary creative practice.

The local library catalogue is available online.

Glasgow School of Art also contributes to the Archives Hub. To browse descriptions of their archive materials, visit their Archives Hub information page.

British Library inter-library loan codes

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For an explanation of these codes, and for more information on arranging inter-library loans, see the inter-library loans page on the British Library website.

Accessing materials

Can I see live document availability on Library Hub Discover? No.

Can I obtain items via inter-library loan? Yes - subject to the library's local lending policy. You must request an inter-library loan via a library of which you are a member. Talk to your own library staff for advice on ordering an item.

Can I visit the library to view materials? See the library's website for access details.


Browse all of Glasgow School of Art Library records in Library Hub Discover here.