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Mitchell Library

North Street | Charing Cross, Glasgow G3 7DN, Scotland (Anderston)
44-141-287-2999
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Ranked #17 of 171 attractions in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Libraries
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Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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71 reviews 71 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
44 helpful votes 44 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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Jacksonville Beach, FL
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92 reviews 92 reviews
26 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I was computerless in Glasgow and needed to get on one for a while. The staff at the Mitchell Library were very helpful in getting me access and ensuring that all was well. This is a very interesting building. The older part was funded by Andrew Carnegie and has plenty of character. Check out the former reading room. It is... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

I love the decor, there is lots to do and they even have a cafe that sells wine so you can relax and read

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Glasgow, Scotland
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203 reviews 203 reviews
134 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The Mitchel is a mine of information. You can search the Poor law records for free and see if your ancestors applied for help. The staff are really helpful and you search the computer first and then they bring up the actual records for you to view. It is very touching to find yourancestors this way. For a fee you... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Embarrassed to say this was my first visit! But wow! So impressed with building, everyone should visit! That was all before I looked at the amenities and what's resources it had! Can only say good things, plenty materials to use or borrow. Good ICT suite, no queuing or booking for usage! Staff so friendly and helpful.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Must be the best library in the world, went in to work on my dissertation and was surprised to find a wonderful cafe, with lovely food and refreshements

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