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Old University Library

Old University Library

At the north-east corner of the West Quadrangle, right by the stairs, is a door above which faint lettering gives one a clue to what used to lie behind that door. From 1870 onwards, the Glasgow University Library was situated in the North Front of the Main Building. It was said to be sufficient space for the needs of a library for some 50 years, but it wasn’t until 1946 that discussion began about the need for a new Library. The current University Library opened in July 1968, just short of the old library’s centennial anniversary.

I’ve never actually been through this door, so I can’t say what the space is used for nowadays. (Added to to-do list)

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