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L is for… Libraries [ABC Sundae]

L is for... Libraries [ABC Sundae]

The gigantic structure which dominates the Gilmorehill campus of the University of Glasgow is unavoidable, whether you’re a student or a visitor. In terms of visibility from afar, it’s only second to the University Tower. Being one of the largest structures around, and a focal point of the University, I’ve featured the University Library several times before.

In addition to the Main Library [more info], the University has a further five subject libraries:

  • Adam Smith library (Adam Smith Building) [more info]
  • Chemistry Branch Library (Joseph Black Building) [more info]
  • James Herriot Library (Small Animal Clinic Building) [more info]
  • James Ireland Library (Glasgow Dental Hospital and School) [more info]
  • Law Workshop (Stair Building) [more info]

Most students will be familiar with only the Main Library and perhaps one more library, depending on the subject they are studying. There are other hurdles to being aware of the other libraries, including restricting access and their respective locations.

The Adam Smith Library, located in the Adam Smith Building is meant for students studying Social Sciences and Psychology and like the Main Library it is open to all students and staff. The Chemistry Branch Library, which not surprisingly, holds the University’s Chemistry materials, is also open to all “registered readers of the University Library”, tucked away on Level 5 of the Joseph Black Building. The Law Workshop, located in the basement of the Stair Building at University Square  is only for law students in year two and above.

The last two libraries, the James Herriot Library and the James Ireland Library are located away from the main University campus. The James Ireland Library, belonging to the Glasgow Dental Hospital and School, is located close to the city centre at 378 Sauchiehall Street. The James Herriot Library, which holds the University’s collection of veterinary books and journals, is the furthest away from Gilmorehill, located on the second floor of the Small Animal Clinic Building, at the Veterinary School at Garscube Estate. Both of the further libraries are open to alls students and staff, if anyone is inclined to make the trips to them.

Somewhat overdue now, but I believe it’s time for another Theme Week soon. Back last June I had a Library Week here as the first Theme Week, and I’ve been meaning to arrange for myself to get to the library to take more photos, something I’ve been kindly invited to do by staff at the Library. As soon as I’ve managed to find a suitable time, I will post another Library week at Photos from Glasgow University. If you have anything from within the Library that you would like to see, lemme know in the comments below and I’ll see if I can get a photo of it.

ABC Sundae is a fortnightly theme day, occurring every other Sunday, one letter of the alphabet at a time. Click here for more ABC Sundae.

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One response

  1. Just let me know if you want to come in and photograph some of the background areas and see what’s on the mysterious Level One :)

    February 8, 2010 at 4:54 pm

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