University Of Glasgow Library Hours

University Of Glasgow Library Hours

Adam Smith Library

  The Adam Smith Library is primarily a library for undergraduate students taking courses in Social Sciences, but is open to all University of Glasgow Library members. It can be found on the first floor of the Adam Smith Building in Bute Gardens. Both library and building are named for one of the University’s most influential alumni and professors, the economist and philosopher Adam Smith, author of The Wealth of Nations (1776).


The University of Glasgow Library is one of the most important and widely used facilities on campus.  Central to the student experience at Glasgow, and important to the wider community, it aims to provide exceptional services and resources.

In order to enhance its excellent work, the Library Fund has been set up to allow funds to be directed to the priority areas, and in particular those demanding expertise and resourcing beyond the capacity of core funded operations.

Our current priority is the Library Foyer Redevelopment to include the creation of an exhibition space to showcase treasures.  Donor support can also assist with the work of Special Collections and Archive Services.

These examples are not exhaustive and philanthropic investment will help shape the future of this facility adding something extra to one of the best University libraries in the UK.  Please consider making a gift in support of our ambitions.

More information on the wide range of library activities.

Make a gift to the Library Fund.

Branches and other University of Glasgow Libraries

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University Of Glasgow Library Hours

Opening Hours

University Library
Reading Room
Opens for Self ServiceStaffed ServiceClosesOpensCloses
Mon – Fri07:1509:00 – 17:5502:0009:0017:00
Saturday07:1513:00 – 16:5502:00CLOSEDCLOSED
Sunday07:15Self-Service only02:00CLOSEDCLOSED

James Herriot Library