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University Library in the Winter [Library Week]

University Library in the Winter

And thus we finish the inaugural theme week with a winter’s scene of the Library. I plan on holding a Library-themed week several times a year, during which I plan on going exploring around the library and especially the Special Collections on the 12th floor, so there will definitely be more treasures from the library.

Oh, don’t let the above shot fool you. Glasgow is not known for its white winters. But, when (if) it does snow it provides for a nice alternate reality of the dark soot-covered brickwork of the Victorian tenements and the brutalist 1960s architectural wonders. (I say that with affection, ok?)

So, tomorrow it’s back to business as usual, with random visuals and factoids from the University of Glasgow. The next theme week will come in just a few short weeks, with Museum Week planned for sometime in July. I would appreciate any feedback about the concept and execution of this past theme week, and any tips, hints and suggestions, even criticisms would be very welcome! Just drop me a line in the comments below any post or via the comment form.

If you would like to participate in the next Library Week with a library from your school or city, check the Library Week page for more information.

As we end the very first Theme Week and say buh-bye to the library, for now, I’ll end with reminding you that the Main Library of the University of Glasgow is not the only library on campus, as you’ll also find:

  • Adam Smith Library (Social Sciences or Psychology, located in the Adam Smith Building)
  • Chemistry Branch Library (Chemisty, located on Level 5 of the Joseph Black Building)
  • James Herriot Library (Veterinary Science, located at the Garscube Estate a few miles north-west of Hillhead)
  • James Ireland Library (Dentistry, located on 378 Sauchiehall Street)
  • Law Workshop (Law, located in the basement of the Stair Building in University Square)
  • Language Centre Library (Located in the Hetherington Building)

In addition to all this, the Mitchell Library, the largest public reference library in Europe, sits just a mere mile or so away from the University, just by the M8 and the beginning of the city centre.

This post is a part of Library Week (June 22nd – 28th)
Don’t forget to visit the
Library website, their Flickr account, and their blog.

[Poll #2: What is your connection to Glasgow University?]
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© 2009

2 responses

  1. If you want to chat about doing another Library Week in collaboration with us I’m sure we could arrange for you to see and photograph some of the ‘behind the scenes’ spaces and work if you think that would be of interest.

    August 25, 2009 at 2:49 pm

    • That would be fantastic! I was thinking about another Library Week in the next few months, so I’ll contact you about that soon. Already looking forward to it.

      August 25, 2009 at 5:11 pm

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