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Clarkston library will close on Sat 21st March 2020 to allow us to upgrade the facilities. We are unable to give a definitive date to re-open the library but we estimate a 6 - 8 week closure. Open More users please note that this service will be unavailable until the library re-opens.

East Renfrewshire are proud to be the first public libraries in Scotland to offer out of hours access to customers at Clarkston library. Our Open More pilot allows us to extend the current opening hours but still retain core staffed times.

What are the extended opening hours?


Staffed hours

Open More hours



12.30pm - 8.00pm

9.30am - 12.30pm

8.00pm - 10.00pm

10.00pm - 9.30am


9.30am - 5.00pm

5.00pm - 10.00pm

10.00pm - 9.30am


9.30am - 8.00pm

8.00pm - 10.00pm

10.00pm - 9.30am


9.30am - 5.00pm

5.00pm - 10.00pm

10.00pm - 9.30am


9.30am - 5.00pm

5.00pm - 10.00pm

10.00pm - 9.30am


9.30am - 1.00pm

1.00pm - 6.00pm

6.00pm - 9.30am





The library will be available for out of hours access on public holidays including Christmas and New Year.

What can I do when I am there?

  • Borrow and return books using the self-service kiosks
  • Log onto our public access PCs and use our free WiFi
  • Use the space to study, browse and read

How do I get into the library?

  • You must book a short welcome session with library staff who will tell you all you need to know.
  • After the welcome session your membership will be updated to allow you access to the library.
  • You must bring your membership ticket with you when visiting during Open More hours.
  • You scan your card at the door and enter your PIN and the door will open to allow you to enter.

How long can I stay there?

  • You must leave before 10pm on weekdays and 6pm on Saturdays before the security alarm is set.
  • You'll hear a series of recorded messages broadcast in the lead up to the library closing.
  • You'll also notice the lights start to dim in advance of going off automatically.

Any restrictions?

  • This is a pilot project so we'll be reviewing our policies all the time.
  • We'll start with a policy that users must be aged 16 and over to access Open More.
  • Tailgating (i.e. holding the door open for other people to enter) is not allowed.


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