The Archives and Collections are currently open to all researchers including GSA staff and students, and external visitors including members of the general public.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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!