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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.

Glasgow Schools Online Catalogue Glasgow Schools Online Catalogue

Welcome to the library catalogue and its interactive services.

Enter author, title, keyword or ISBN in the search box above and Arena will find matching records.  Alternatively, use the Advanced search link to make search more specific. Click here for further help with searching.

You can search the catalogue without being signed in.

View your personal record by logging in with your library card number and PIN. You can then renew and reserve online, check what you have out on loan and any overdues and reservations.

Upgrade to an Arena account to rate and review items, create wishlists and reccommend titles to friends. Click on "create new user"in the Account box.

Glasgow Schools online catalogue contains records of all Glasgow secondary school libraries stock. At this stage it does not include the Gaelic School library stock.

You can also search this catalogue for all Glasgow public library stock.


Comics Plus Comics Plus

Comics Plus – New FREE service now available

Comics Plus brings thousands of digital graphic novels and comics to library members on any Web-connected device. This digital collection includes thousands of titles and series from the biggest publishers in graphic novels & comics. You can check out up to 25 titles at a time for a 7-day period.

Please note that although each title has an age appropriate indication, parental guidance is recommended. Parental controls are available in the iOs app.

Try Comics Plus here. A user guide is available here


Transparent Languages Online Transparent Languages 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! 

Sign in to Transparent Language Online here using your library card number.

Why create an Arena username? Why create an Arena 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

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.

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.