film strips on display at Kelvin Hall.
'We will develop the National Library as an exciting and memorable destination for both on-site and online visitors.' [2015-2020 strategy]
Until recently our collections were only available to those able to visit the Library's premises in Edinburgh.
But our ambitious new digitisation project, combined with the opening of a new centre in the West of Scotland in 2017, has provided us with unparalleled opportunities to reach out and extend access to our treasures.
A 21st-century library at Kelvin Hall
In Glasgow's Kelvin Hall we have created a great magnetic pull to our moving image and e-resource collections. We delight in hearing the fond memories of the carnival or the holidays 'doon the watter' stirred by the films in the collection.
In the first year after opening, we had already far exceeded our visitor number target for the year and welcomed 21,000 people from across the world.
Alan Taylor's engaging presentation of his 'Glasgow Anthology' and the monthly CINE[STHESIA] film club drew crowds to Kelvin Hall's state-of-the-art auditorium, while a brief relocation from Edinburgh of Burns's 'Ae Fond Kiss' was a window on to the Library's physical collections.