Library and Information Services, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Friday, 12 September 2014

Getting to Know the Neighbours: Glasgow School of Art

Glasgow School of Art was sadly thrust into the headlines earlier this summer when there was a catastrophic fire at the main GSA building, destroying the iconic Charles Rennie Mackintosh Library.  It was a tragedy, but the local fire brigade were the heroes of the day, saving more than anyone imagined could be saved.  Work is under way both restoring the building and trying to replace some of the priceless books that were in that library.

However, the main GSA Library is in a different building, so that collection was unaffected.  It's a great resource for anyone needing visual inspiration, so will be particularly interesting to our theatrical production community.  If you're an undergraduate or taught postgraduate, you can go and read there but won't be able to borrow books.  (We can arrange inter library loans, though.)  And if you're a research student or member of staff, your SCONUL Access will let you borrow books too. 

In brief:
  • Undergraduates or taught Masters students going to another Scottish Higher Education institution don't need SCONUL Access cards - just their normal matriculation card will get them in for reference purposes.  They do need SCONUL Access cards to go to university libraries beyond Scotland. 
  • And researchers or staff need SCONUL Access cards in order to borrow books.
  • Apply online for SCONUL Access.  The Whittaker Library has to approve your application.  Here's the SCONUL Access website:-
 And you'll need these, too:-

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