Ten Glasgow Libraries Have Reopened for Computer Access Only
Ten Glasgow libraries have reopened in a bid to help Glasgow residents without internet access.
16:15 14 April 2021
Following the latest Scottish Government update, ten libraries across Glasgow have reopened to provide free computer access only to residents. Further announcement on the re-opening of Glasgow Life venues is expected to be made soon.
Ten locations that have opened their doors to the public are Gorbals, Ibrox and Pollokshaws libraries in the south, Bridgeton, Library at the Bridge (Easterhouse), Royston and Shettleston libraries in the north east, and Drumchapel, Partick and Possilpark libraries in the north west of the city.
Individuals who wish to use a computer are required to book an appointment prior by calling or visiting one of the 10 libraries during opening hours. All PC sessions will be limited to 60 minutes to cope with expected demand.
Dr Bridget McConnell, Chief Executive of Glasgow Life, commented: “While computers and internet access are an essential part of daily life, particularly in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, we know that lack of access and understanding of technology continues to create huge divides across our city.
All 10 libraries have introduced a one way system alongside hand-sanitising stations, screens, signage and a PC booking system to help protect both visitors and staff.