Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Library and Computer Centre Closed Thursday 31st of March

The library and computer centre will be close on Thursday the 31st of March. This is for a staff development day. We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause.

The library and computer centre will re-open on Friday the 1st of April at 9am.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Accessing Detail Magazine Online

Art and Architecture Complete is a database which gives access to 400 periodicals, including the full text of Detail magazine back from 2006 to the present. The online version of Detail supplements the library’s print holdings, which cover 1992 to the present. To access the full text of Detail magazine online, from both on- and off the GSA campus network, please follow the instructions below:

First, go to the GSA library catalogue at

Then, click on ‘My Account’ at the top-right of the screen, and login with your GSA username and password:

Type ‘Art and Architecture Complete’ into the search box. The Art and Architecture Complete database appears in blue words as the first in a list of items. Click on this link:

 A screen of information about the Art and Architecture Complete database will appear. Click on the ‘EBSCO’ link towards the bottom of the screen:

At the next screen, click the ‘EBSCOhost Research Databases’ link near the top of the screen:

At the next screen, select the ‘Art and Architecture Complete’ link at the top of the screen:  

You should now be in the Art and Architecture Complete database, where you will be presented with various search options. Type ‘Detail’ into the ‘Publication’ box (this limits your search results to content in Detail magazine only), and type your search term into the general search box at the top left of the screen (‘cladding’ has been used as an example here). Click the green ‘Search’ button

You will be presented with a list of articles, any of which can be viewed and downloaded by clicking on the ‘PDF Full Text’ button. You can also sort your list of results (by date, for example), by clicking the relevance button at the top-right of the screen:

If you have any difficulties accessing Detail online, please don't hesitate to ask for help in the Library.

Easter Opening Hours

The Library and Computer Centre have moved to their Vacation Period opening hours until Monday the 18th of April.

This means that we are only open Monday to Friday from 9 am until 5pm and we will not be open at the weekends.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Library Closed Friday the 19th of February 2016

The Library and Computer Centre will be closed on Friday the 19th of February. This is due to a holiday. We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause. The Library and Computer Centre will be open as normal from Saturday the 20th of February.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Tonight Twilight Class 5.30pm Library Level Two


Fundamentals of image and video editing using Photoshop

Thursday, February 04, 2016


 Tonights Twilight class 04/02/2016 on Typography has been cancelled. we are hoping to reschedule it at a later date so watch this space.

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Tonight's Twilight Class is Cite It Right
Come along and learn how to using the MHRA system

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Twilight Class Tonight 28th January
Library Level Two at 5.30. Just turn up and find out about InDesign and Publishing

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Tonight 5.30pm Treasures of the Library----Level 2 Library

We are delighted to have received a donation of books belonging to the late James Gowan, the Glasgow-born architect who was in partnership with James Stirling from 1957-1963.

Modernity and reinvention: the architecture of James Gowan, Ellis Woodman
Mr Gowan studied here at the Glasgow School of Art, where he became immersed in the Gothic style, before joining the RAF to serve as a radar mechanic during WW2. He completed his studies at Kingston School of Architecture in London after the war. He and partner James Stirling went on to design the famous Engineering Building at the University of Leicester, which is credited as being the first postmodern building in the UK.

Los Angeles: the architecture of four ecologies, Reyner Banham
After his partnership with James Stirling ended, Mr Gowan went on to design housing schemes in Greenwich and Essex, as well as a four-storey house for Chaim Schreiber, leading furniture manufacturer of the 1960s, in Hampstead, London. Mr Gowan also taught at the Architectural Association, Heriot Watt University, and the Royal College of Art in London, where he inspired many architects, including Richard Rogers.

Building footprints, by Eduardo Sacriste

We're delighted to receive a selection of books which represent Mr Gowan's interests and the era that he worked in, including texts by architects such as Reyner Banham who admired Mr Gowan's work. 

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Twilight Class Tonight----Digital Video Fundamentals
Place---Quiet Study Space Level Two Library

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Come along tonight to find out about AfterEffects fundamentals

Monday, January 11, 2016

Artists' Books Twilight Class at GSA Library, Quiet Study Space, Tuesday 12th January 5.30-6.30 pm

This week's Twilight Class in the library provides a unique opportunity to view some of the titles in the Library's Artists' Books collection. 

Caroline List (2006) Sketchbox. Limited edition of 15.
Artists' Books are books created by artists, rather than the books written about artists found in our lending stock. Artists’ books can be distinguished from illustrated books, where an artist has simply provided illustrations to accompany another’s text. For artists, the medium of the book allows them to explore concepts such as seriality, sequence, narrative, and the text/image relationship.

Erica Van Horn and Simon Cutts, aglio 6 olio
Drop in any time between 5.30 pm and 6.30 pm to explore the collection, which is one of the largest in Scotland.