Library

Our Library


Ricefield Arts Library Room is home to a Chinese and English lending library with language learning resources, cultural topics, translated works from Chinese authors and a wide spectrum of Chinese books. Come and visit us, we are open every Wednesday 12:00-19:00.

我们的中文图书室拥有一系列的中、英文书籍,包括语言学习、文化话题、中文作家翻译本和内容广泛的中文书。我们每週三12.00-19.00对外开放,欢迎过来!

Our collection expands with book donations from the community, bringing resources to active us. We encourage everyone to borrow books instead of buying new.

我们的藏书由社区的捐赠而矿大,我们尽力分享资源,鼓励大家尽量减少购买全新书籍。

Click here to know more about our book collection
Search tags to view books in English or Simplified Chinese or Traditional Chinese.

Please email clarinda@ricefield.org.uk for any questions.

Library user guide


How to join the library?
Joining the Library is simple and free! You can then enjoy an array of Chinese books or Chinese arts and culture related English books, ranging from Chinese classics, language learning, contemporary art, Chinese ancient philosophy and much more. All you need is to register membership by completing this simple form on this page. Alternatively, you visit us at our library during opening times.

Please bring 2 forms of ID, one with proof of address the first time borrowing. For ID, you could use a council tax letter, bank statement, utility bill or mobile phone bill as your proof of address. You could use a bank card, student card, driving licence or passport as your other form of ID.

What can I borrow?
Once you become a member for our library you can borrow up to 4 books at a time for a period of 4 weeks.

How do I return, renew and reserve books?
Please return during library opening hours. You may renew and reserve books through our library system.

Overdue books
We value our library users and hope to maintain a respectful and enriching library experience. Overdue books will not be fined but you will receive successive reminders. Our books are mainly donated and we do not have budget to replace missing / damaged books. Please support the sharing of community resources and bring your book(s) back on time.

Library events
Want to practice speaking Mandarin, attend a language exchange (English / Mandarin / Cantonese) or book sharing event? We deliver reading, writing, and language relating events regularly. Interested to host or join us? Enquire more by email.

Library opening times


We open on Wednesdays 12:00-19:00.
Please check our events.

Location


Ricefield Arts Library Room
Suite 124 Baltic Chambers
50 Wellington Street
Glasgow
G2 6HJ

Donations


If you have books at home that are in Chinese or Chinese culture related, and you would like to share this resource with the community, please do not hesitate to bring it to us. Donations are collected at all our events and workshops, The National Library of Kelvinhall, as well as our library location.

Our Partner location


The National Library of Kelvinhall - the Moving Image Archive
Kelvin Hall
1445 Argyle Street
Glasgow
G3 8AW

We have installed a mini swap library at the Moving Image Library. You will be able to self service book swapping.

Access

Accessible toilets
Wheelchair access

Facilities

Study spaces
Free Wifi

If there's anything we can do to make this more accessible to you please get in touch clarinda@ricefield.org.uk.

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Wed 27

Library is Open

November 27 @ 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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