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Welcome to Glasgow Libraries Online Catalogue Welcome to Glasgow Libraries Online Catalogue

Welcome to Glasgow Libraries online catalogue and its interactive services. We are developing it over the coming months. Search the catalogue for


• Community Libraries stock

• Mitchell Library material acquired since 1970

• The Glasgow Collection books and pamphlets

For pre-1970 Mitchell Library material, newspapers, periodicals, maps, photographs, manuscripts and some Special Collections, please contact staff at The Mitchell.

View your account by logging in with your library card number and PIN. You can then renew and reserve online, check loans, overdues and reservations.


Freegal Music Service Freegal Music Service


Freegal Music Service

Freegal® Music is a free music service from Glasgow Libraries. All you need is your library card number and PIN. Freegal offers access to about 8 million songs, including Sony Music’s catalogue of legendary artists. In total the collection is comprised of music from over 28,000+ labels with music that originates in over 80 countries. There is no software to download, and there are no digital rights management (DRM) restrictions.

Click here to start enjoying this service.

Sign up for text alerts! Sign up for text alerts!

When you signup for text alerts, we’ll send you text
notifications, letting you know when your requested
books are available, alerts for items soon to be overdue
and reminders about items which are currently overdue.

How do I sign up for this service? It’s easy!

Log on to your account at and in my profile tick the “SMS notifications” options box. Be sure to check we have the most up to date mobile number for you.

In Your Local Library
Complete the form available at your local library and we will set up the service for you.

Transparent Language Online Transparent Language Online


FREE online language courses from Glasgow Libraries

The video below provides an overview of Transparent Language Online.

Transparent Language Online is available in over 100 languages, plus English for Speakers of over 25 languages.

The system is fully functional on tablet web browsers and the companion mobile apps for iOS and Android devices make it easy to continue learning at anytime.

Start learning a new language today - for FREE!

Why create a username? Why create a username?

You can log in using your library card number and PIN in the same way as before but with an Arena username you can:

  • Create a wish list

  • Recommend books to friends

  • Rate books

  • Leave reviews

  • Save searches

Create an Arena User Account Now

Arena user help

Library App Library App

Glasgow Library Phone App

Download the library app for your iPhone or Android phone.

Find out about more new features on your online account.