Contact and opening hours

Bank Holiday and Closure Dates 2019

Please also refer to specific opening times of our various departments below.

Winter Break
The Institute is closed from Mon 23.12.2019 – Sun 05.01.2020.
Library: Thu 19.12.2019 - Sun 05.01.2020
Language Dept: Tue  17.12.2019 - Sun 05.01.2020

Opening Hours

Monday - Thursday: 09:00–21:00
Friday: 09:00 – 16:00
Saturday: 09:30 – 13:30

Regular Opening Hours:
Monday - Tuesday: 16:00 - 19:00
Wednesday - Thursday: 11:00 - 19:00
Saturday: 09:30 – 13:30

Special Opening Hours week beginning 16 December:
Monday: 16:00 - 19:00
Tuesday: closed
Wednesday: 11:00 - 17:00
Thursday & Saturday: closed

Closure over Christmas and New Year:
Thu 19.12.2019 - Sun 05.01.2020

Language Office Opening Hours for telephone enquiries:

Monday - Thursday: 14:00 - 17:00
Friday: 10:00 - 13:00

Consultations in person by arrangement.
If you would like to speak to one of our staff, please arrange an appointment in advance.

Christmas Break: Tue 17.12.2019 - Sun 06.01.2020


Public Transport
  • Tube:
    - St. George's Road or Kelvinbridge
  • Bus:
    You will find bus stops near the Institute on Woodlands Road, Elderslie Road / Sauchiehall Street and Great Western Road:
    - Woodlands Rd: 4/4 A (First Buses)
    - Elderslie Rd/ Sauchiehall St: 19, 3, 77 (First Buses), 7 (McGill's)
    - Great Western Road: 6, 6A, 6B (First Buses)
    You may also consult the First website to find the most suitable bus route for you: First: SimpliCITY
  • Train:
    - Charing Cross Station (in walking distance)
    - Central Station (Exit Hope Street). Then by bus further along to Woodlands Road (second stop after Charing Cross, next to a church), then a steep walk up Woodlands Gate, left and right to Park Circus
    - Queen Street Station or Buchanan Bus Station. With the tube further along to Kelvinbridge Station or St. George’s Cross Station (both are within 10 mins. walking distance from the Institute)
Parking Facilities
There are parking charges in operation in Park Circus and the surrounding area. So please remember to bring coins with you to feed the parking meter! No charges after 6pm and on weekends.