Thursday, 19 November 2020

Glasgow's museums and libraries to temporarily close

From Glasgow Life (www.glasgowlife.org.uk):

In line with the Scottish Government’s level four Covid-19 restrictions, Glasgow Life will temporarily close all museums, libraries, Glasgow Club gyms and Tramway to the public from 6pm on Friday (20 November) until at least Friday 11 December. For Glasgow Life’s latest Covid-19 updates, visit https://bit.ly/2U6usMg

This includes the Mitchell Library, home to Glasgow City Archives, but note that some resources are accessible online - for further details visit https://www.glasgowlife.org.uk/libraries/city-archives/collections

Despite Glasgow Life's announcement that closures will be from 6pm on Friday, the list of venues at https://www.glasgowlife.org.uk/media/6808/20201119-sg-level-four-closures-final.pdf actually notes most libraries closing at 4pm, with the Mitchell closing earlier at 3pm.

Note that eleven authority areas are going into Level 4 coronovirus restrictions from Friday, and will almost certainly be doing likewise. The others are East Dunbartonshire, East Renfrewshire, Renfrewshire and West Dunbartonshire, North and South Lanarkshire, East and South Ayrshire, Stirling and West Lothian.(NB: The Ayrshire Archive service has already been closed for most of this year to facilitate a premises move to Ayr next year). 

Chris

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