Welcome to the Glasgow Life Photo Library

In line with government guidance our staff are working from home, and the Photo Library website is not currently monitored. We will respond to any queries or orders as soon as we are able to reopen. Thank you for your patience, and stay safe.


The Photo Library has not been monitored since Wednesday 16 December 2020 as we are following goverment guidance on working from home. As soon as it is safe to do so, we will reopen. Unless you are paying via WorldPay and downloading images, you may wish to wait until we reopen before placing an order. Thank you for your patience.


Please note that from the 1st January, the VAT rates charged to our European customers may differ, and our website will be updated to reflect this as soon as negotiations are completed and official details confirmed. Thank you for bearing with us during this time.

About Us

The Glasgow Life Photo Library holds images from the unique collections of Glasgow Museums and Glasgow Libraries and Archives. With paintings from all the major European schools - including Old Masters, French Impressionists, Glasgow Boys (and Girls) and the pre-Raphaelites - to social history images and historic photographs of shipbuilding on the Clyde, we offer opportunities to add a fresh look to your product range, publication, project or campaign. Or why not order a fine art, photographic or canvas print from our collections?

Some images now available under Creative Commons licences Low resolution images (72dpi, 640 pixels, suitable for research purposes, PowerPoint presentations, etc.) of many of our objects are available for non-commercial use under a Creative Commons licence. Please visit Collections Navigator to access these.

Art Galleries - from Bridge on...
Art Galleries - from Bridge on Kelvin Way; Partick Camera Club; Pessl, Frederick, V