Visit

The Archives and Collections are currently open to all researchers including GSA staff and students, and external visitors including members of the general public.

Opening Hours

The Archives and Collections are open Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm. We are based in The Whisky Bond on Dawson Road.

If you’d like to visit and view our holdings, please make an appointment in advance by emailing archives@gsa.ac.uk or telephoning 0141 566 1418.

Please visit the Policies & Guides area of our site for information on our group session provision and to book. 

Before your Visit

Please note that we are unable to make retrievals of material from our stores at short notice so do let us know in advance what you would like to see. Alternatively, our collections are available online.

If you are not a GSA student or staff member and you haven’t visited us within the last year, please bring a form of photographic ID as we will need to register you.

Please note: Visitors will be asked not to attend if they have any Covid symptoms, including a high temperature, continuous cough or loss of taste/smell.

Visitor Facilities and Access
There is a car park adjacent to the building and level access to the ground floor reception area. There is lift access to the Archives and Collections’ spaces and wheelchair accessible toilets are located on each floor. Please note that there are currently no café facilities to purchase food at The Whisky Bond. The nearest café is a 15-minute walk away. We can direct visitors to a space within The Whisky Bond where visitors can eat food which they have brought with them or, weather permitting, visitors can sit outside The Whisky Bond on the benches beside the canal. Please plan ahead with this in mind. Information about how to get here can be found on our Contact page. Please inform reception when you arrive so that they can let us know and direct you to our Reading Room.
During your Visit

Hand sanitiser is available in our Reading Room and all visitors will be asked to use this on arrival. Visitors who are not exempt will be asked to wear a face covering in public areas of The Whisky Bond (corridors, lifts, bathrooms, kitchens) and when moving around the Reading Room. Face coverings can be removed when seated at a 1 metre distance from others. Cleaning wipes, disposable face coverings and disposable gloves will also be provided if required.

There will currently be a maximum of 4 visitors in the space at one time and signage is provided to support social distancing.

We would also like to make you aware that standard archive rules apply when using the reading room, which are:

You may take photographs if you wish, as long as you do so without the use of a flash. We would also respectfully appreciate if you could ask our permission before sharing photographs online. If you would like to order high-resolution scans of any our material, please let us know and we can arrange this for you for a fee. You can however, download low-resolution images of some items from our online catalogue for free.

For any additional information please refer to our Access Policy available in the Policies & Guides area.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Archives and Collections!