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Mitchell Library

North Street | Charing Cross, Glasgow G3 7DN, Scotland (Anderston)
44-141-287-2999
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Ranked #18 of 171 Attractions in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Libraries
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Magnificent building and history. It smells like a real Library..it feels just right ..the atmosphere is amazing. Great place tp learn some stuff !!!!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

There is a wealth of knowledge to be found within these walls. The building is huge as is the selection of books. There is a cafe, computers and almost every category of book you can imagine. I have visited to study: artists, writers, history and to find new books to read for pleasure. I have yet to be let down.

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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139 reviews 139 reviews
52 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We visited the library, and had a little more time than we expected so were able to see the exhibitions in detail. There was a man at a little desk at the entrance who was very helpful with directing us towards the exhibitions. The main exhibitions at the time of our visit were about the Commonwealth and the RAF. Both... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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97 reviews 97 reviews
79 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

If you count architecture, it is very great place but staff of the library quiet rude and very strict.

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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I'm a regular visitor to the Mitchell Library and I love it ever single time. The private reading rooms, which are terribly inexpensive to hire, and are a boon to the avid reader.

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Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This is an amazing place. The building is incredible both outside and in. Staff are extremely helpful. The family history section is fantastic if you are doing some genealogy work and again the staff are knowledgeable and glad to help out. There is free wi fi and a great cafe. Have a look around as there is lots to see.... More

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Erskine, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
13 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The volume and extent of materials that are found at the Mitchell is amazing as are the number and ages of those people who use it. The family history section is brilliant. The staff are very helpful and friendly. Well done 'The Mitchell' and it gets John's Vote. It must be one of the best of its type in Europe... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

"The Mitchell is the one-stop shop for the family historian, enabling you to research your ancestors from cradle to the grave and everything in between" . We went to search out where our grandparents were buried and with the help of a very knowledgeable and helpful librarian, Olga, we had no difficulty sourcing the information. Included in the collections on... More

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Matthews, North Carolina
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61 reviews 61 reviews
32 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

There is hardly a book on any subject you will not find at The Mitchell. A haunt for the simple joys of reading, research, inspiration or solitude, here is a library unsurpassed. Staff very helpful. The Glasgow Room holds the history, old an new photographs, legend and lore of this ancient city. Magnificent building too - Well worth a visit.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
23 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

All the information you could ever need is here along with beautiful interiors, great books and magazines and newspapers, good food and coffee and the most helpful staff ever. It also has free computer access, what more could you need from a library,

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