Contact and opening hours

Update as of 06.05.2021

From Mon 10 May the following times apply for telephone enquiries:
Mon / Wed / Thu  09:30 - 18:00
Tue  09:30 - 17:00
Fri  09:30 - 15:00

Our library and reading room will reopen on 10 May. You can find our opening hours here.

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as of 07.01.2021 - changes possible

Easter Fri 02.04. – Mon 05.04. incl.
May Bank Holiday Mon 31.05.
Summer Closure Sat 24.07. – Sun 08.08. incl.
September Bank Holiday Mon 27.09.
Winter Closure Fri 24.12.2021 – Sun 02.01.2022 incl.

General enquiries can be made by phone as follows:

Mon / Wed / Thu  09:30 - 18:00
Tue  09:30 - 17:00
Fri  09:30am - 15:00
The library will reopen on 10 May. You can find updated opening hours here.
Our Language Office is available for telephone enquiries as follows:

Mon - Fri: 10:00 – 13:00


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: 3, 77 (First Buses), 17 (McGill's)
    - Great Western Road: 6, 6A (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.