Glasgow City Council leader
Frank McAveety, and Ruth Washbrook,
Head of Moving Image
and Sound Collections.
The National Library's new home at Kelvin Hall in Glasgow was officially opened today by Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.
Ms Sturgeon spent some time browsing through the thousands of historic films that can be seen in the Library's Moving Image Archive and was also shown the extensive digital resources that visitors can access for research, learning and enjoyment.
The First Minister praised the redevelopment of Kelvin Hall following a £35 million refurbishment which has created a cultural, academic and sporting complex of international significance. It is a unique collaboration between Glasgow City Council, Glasgow Life, the University of Glasgow and the National Library of Scotland.
National Librarian Dr John Scally said Kelvin Hall was a library for the 21st century which uses today's technology, including easy-to-use touch screens, to give people access to a vast electronic library of information.
'Kelvin Hall has been reborn and we are delighted to be an important part of this exciting new development,' said Dr Scally. 'The National Library at Kelvin Hall offers access to the riches held within our collection to people in the west of Scotland for the first time.'
11 November 2016