Welcome to Glasgow Libraries online catalogue and its interactive services.
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.
Book Week Scotland 2017 is taking place from Monday 27 November – Sunday 3 December.
Book Week Scotland is a week-long celebration of books and reading that takes place every November.
During Book Week, people of all ages and walks of life will come together in libraries across the city to share and enjoy books and reading. They will be joined in this celebration by Scotland’s authors, poets, playwrights, storytellers and illustrators to bring a packed programme of events and projects to life. Find out more about our events here.
Authors appearing include:
If you are unfamiliar with any of these authors, search for them in the catalogue. You might find a new favourite author!
Borrow, download and enjoy audiobooks with BorrowBox. BorrowBox offers a wide choice of audiobooks and eBooks for you to borrow and listen to through a simple app for smartphones and tablets. You can also borrow and download your audiobooks and eBooks to your PC or Mac to put them onto an iPod or other MP3 player. The Audiobooks automatically expire at the end of the two-week loan period, so you will not need to return them. You can borrow 4 eAudio and eBook titles at a time. Find out more here
Freegal Music is a free music service from Glasgow Libraries. All you need is your library card number and PIN. Freegal offers access to over 11 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.
Click here to open the user guide.
FREE online language courses from Glasgow Libraries
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!
Sign in to Transparent Language Online here using your library card number.
SMS Text Alert Service
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 libcat.csglasgow.org 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.
Remote catalogue search
Now you can find a title, reserve, borrow or renew it, straight from your mobile.
Why buy when you can borrow? The app allows you to scan the barcode on any title, anywhere, then search the catalogue to see if you can borrow it.
Live public transport info, allowing you to plan your journey to the library
From events to opening hours to directions, regularly updated service information gives you all the knowledge you need.
Download the library app for iOS or Android.