University Of Glasgow Library

By | 5th June 2017

University Of Glasgow Library

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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Opening Hours

University Library
Reading Room
Opens for Self Service Staffed Service Closes Opens Closes
Mon – Fri 07:15 09:00 – 17:55 02:00 09:00 17:00
Saturday 07:15 13:00 – 16:55 02:00 CLOSED CLOSED
Sunday 07:15 Self-Service only 02:00 CLOSED CLOSED

James Herriot Library

The James Herriot Library serves the School of Veterinary Medicine, and is situated on the second floor of the Mary Stewart Building in the University’s Garscube campus. It is named after one of the most famous alumni of our predecessor Glasgow Veterinary College, the noted vet and author Mr James Alfred Wight, who published best-selling books such as “All creatures great and small” under the name James Herriot.

Contact Us

University of Glasgow Library

Hillhead Street, Glasgow, G12 8QE, Scotland, UK
Telephone: 0141 330 6704
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University Librarian: Susan Ashworth

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