We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Mitchell Library

Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood: Anderston
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: North Street | Charing Cross, Glasgow G3 7DN, Scotland
Phone Number: 44-141-287-2999
Today
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Mon - Thu 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 244 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 162
    Excellent
  • 68
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
A lovely space to visit

Cafe is nice, staff very helpful, mixture of old and new in the building. A pleasant visit during a hectic visit to the City

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
weluvlakegarda
,
Bath
Add Photo

244 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this attraction
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Bath
Level Contributor
60 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Cafe is nice, staff very helpful, mixture of old and new in the building. A pleasant visit during a hectic visit to the City

Was this review helpful? Yes
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Today was our first visit to the library. We scheduled a day at the library to continue our family history research. The staff were incredibly helpful and very knowledgeable about the vast array of historical documents which were accessible. Without exception all the staff were genuinely interested in assisting us with the research and suggested many different types of archive... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Basel, Switzerland
Level Contributor
11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Great library housing family and business archives for Glasgow. Staff very helpful in tracing some company history.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Coaldale, Canada
Level Contributor
204 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Warning....a visit here may stretch into several hours so plan as much time as possible. A fee of fifteen pounds will get you a room to use as you trace your family history. There is also an area where you can search newspapers from the past on micro, and use the post office directories to search addresses. Then correlate those... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
56 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Housing the archives and a lot of older books, this is a great place for any student to visit. The architecture itself of the building is stunning and looks like a mini Capitol building with its beautiful done. Great photo opportunity.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Surrey, Canada
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Leven
Level Contributor
55 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Mitchell Library also viewed

 

Been to Mitchell Library? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Mitchell Library

Address: Address: North Street | Charing Cross, Glasgow G3 7DN, Scotland
Phone Number: 44-141-287-2999
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Glasgow>  > Anderston
Open Hours:
Monday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Mitchell Library and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Mitchell Library staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?