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 fire. In the meantime, you can learn more about these collections, or request a viewing, here.

Detail from Kunstgewerbliche Schmuckformen fur die Flache (c.1920), Plauen, Christian Stoll (GSA Mackintosh Library, Stoddard-Templeton Collection)

Detail from Kunstgewerbliche Schmuckformen fur die Flache (c.1920), Plauen, Christian Stoll (GSA Mackintosh Library, Stoddard-Templeton Collection)

Collections A-Z

Find out more about our unique and distinctive collections below:

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.

Browse Digital Volumes Online

We have digitised a number of volumes from the Mackintosh Library collections, across the subject areas of fine art, architecture, costume, anatomy, and design. These can be freely viewed on the Internet Archive and downloaded in a variety of formats. They have been made available for private research and study under a Creative Commons Attribution–NonCommercial-ShareAlike licence. You can browse all our digital volumes at the Internet Archive

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 is restored and prepared for reopening in 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.

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 2019. Learn how you can help us rebuild our lost collections.