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Mitchell Library

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Address: North Street | Charing Cross, Glasgow G3 7DN, Scotland
Phone Number: 44-141-287-2999
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Researching genealogy

The lady was so very helpful I was able to find out so much more about my grandparents who were born and raised in Glasgow before they immigrated to Canada in the 1920's.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
Keyrock
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Surrey, Canada
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Surrey, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

The lady was so very helpful I was able to find out so much more about my grandparents who were born and raised in Glasgow before they immigrated to Canada in the 1920's.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

I sometimes work in the cafe or library rooms here. Oasis of calm. Amazingly interesting records dating back to the beginning of time seemingly (especially the epidemiological stuff). Beautiful architecture and usually some sort of exhibition on in the first room as you go in. Well worth popping in for a look if you're passing.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

If you are trying to trace family in Glasgow then this is a fab place to start as well as a most beautiful building which holds many interesting things,my late father actually worked on the renovation of this building many years ago.

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Leven
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54 reviews 54 reviews
12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I attended a seminar in the Mitchell Library last year and took the opportunity to look round the whole building when I was there. I was lucky that the person who hosted the seminar had a wonderful knowledge of the library history and layout. The building itself is of an architecturally splendid design and to me one of my favourite... More 

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New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We visited the Mitchell in search of information about our great grandparents' family and were not disappointed. The range of archival records available at the Mitchell is phenomenal and the staff were extremely knowledgable and kind in helping us to dig out bits and pieces of information that "put flesh on the bones" and brought the names and dates to... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Whatever information I'm looking for, the staff in every department are always very helpful and go that extra mile to help with enquiries-very welcoming too

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

The most fantasic library in Scotland, Europe, the World ! The referance section has everything and you can become a member free of charge, just show your home library membership card or even just sign in with your home adress. Everyone is helpfull.

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Rosebank, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

This is an amazing place of learning The Library holds an amazing reference of information past and present. There are many rooms holding a vast array of same. A great meeting place, you can have use of a computer on your visit, lunch, tea or coffee or just a seat to rest.

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Glasgow
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82 reviews 82 reviews
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135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

The Mitchell Library is a truly excellent reference library based in the centre of Glasgow. It has excellent facilities - both physical and on-line, and the staff are friendly, helpful and knowledgeable.

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Glasgow
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

I visit "the Mitchell" practically every week for study, research, family history or simply browsing and always leave completely in awe of both the building and the expertise of the helpful staff. This is a people friendly borrowing/reference library. Free use of computers is available to all; childrens' corner and activities; archivist and family history unit on 5th floor; excellent... More 

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