Mackintosh Library Collections
We are currently working to develop and catalogue the unique and distinctive collections that will return to the School’s iconic Mackintosh Library in 2019 when it reopens after restoration. In the meantime, you can learn more about these collections, or request a viewing, here.
Find out more about our unique and distinctive collections below:
- Alasdair Gray
- Artists’ Books
- Arts Pedagogy
- Book Arts
- Burnt Books
- Charles Rennie Mackintosh
- Glasgow & Scotland
- Modernist Architecture & Design
- Natural History
- Pattern & Ornament
- Talwin Morris
- Theses & Dissertations of Note
- World & Folk Cultures
Request a Viewing
All Mackintosh Library Collections items are listed in Discover and are available to view within our Main Library by anyone with an identified research need. Viewing is strictly by advance request only. Please note that due to collection moves, there may be occasions when we are unable to satisfy your request, but we will advise you of this when responding to your request. If you have identified a particular item you wish to consult, please complete our viewing request form
Explore Research and Creative Practice
Discover how our Mackintosh Library collections and spaces have been used in creative research and practice by our researchers, students, practitioners and staff.
View or Download Digital Resources
We have digitised a number of volumes from across the Mackintosh Library collections. These can be freely viewed online or downloaded in a variety of formats, and have been made available for private research and study under a Creative Commons Attribution–NonCommercial-ShareAlike licence.
- Read or download selected rare books from across our collections
- Browse decorative bookbindings from our Talwin Morris Collection
- Browse cover images from our Artists’ Books Collection
- Read or download selected theses and dissertations
Read Stories and Features
Learn more about our unique and distinctive collections and the fascinating stories they tell in our Mackintosh Library blog.
Discover the Architecture of the Mackintosh Library
Our Mackintosh Library is regarded as a masterpiece of twentieth century British architecture. Learn more about this amazing space as it undergoes restoration for reopening in late 2019.
Discover the History of Our Collections
Learn about the very first volumes to enter our collection, soon after Glasgow School of Art was founded in 1845, and some of the individuals who have looked after them.
Help Rebuild Our Collections
On the 23rd of May 2014, a fire in the Mackintosh Building of the Glasgow School of Art caused us to lose our much loved Mackintosh Library. We are now busy restoring this iconic space, and planning for its reopening in late 2019. Learn how you can help us rebuild our lost collections.