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Elder Park Library and Community Hub Reopens

25 Jun 2024

Elderpark library

Elder Park Library and Community Hub will reopen at 1pm on Monday 24 June 2024 following a £4 million restoration.

Elder Park Library was gifted to Govan by Mrs Isabella Elder, who donated £10,000 to meet the cost of the building in the early 1900s. The library has served the people and visitors of the city since the building was opened in 1903.

In partnership with Elderpark Housing Association, Elder Park Library and Community Hub has undergone significant work to improve the building so that it best meets the needs of the local community.

The upgrades include a full interior and exterior refurbishment which provides improved library and community spaces, a new community kitchen and more bookable areas for local people to use. These areas are supported by additional library toilets and improved baby changing facilities. The work will also ensure the A-listed building – protected by Historic Environment Scotland because of its architectural and historic interest – is more accessible and sustainable.

The revamped Elder Park Library and Community Hub has improved the building’s energy performance. The new features include more natural ventilation, energy-efficient boilers, new electrical wiring and lighting and a weather station.

All of the new additions connect to a building management system which monitors temperature and ventilation. The building also has new fire safety and security systems. These installations will not only greatly reduce its carbon footprint, but also improve comfort and safety for visitors.

Elder Park Library will be open as follows:
Monday 1.00pm-8.00pm
Tuesday 10.00am-5.00pm
Wednesday 10.00am-5.00pm
Thursday 10.00am-5.00pm
Friday 10.00am-5.00pm
Saturday 10.00am-5.00pm
Sunday closed