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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 177 Attractions in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Libraries
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Nice place and very different library than what we see here in India! People somewhere could talk too:) Nice cafe inside the library makes it a better place!

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 NEW

Cafe is terrific. You can sit back, read work on your computer or whatever. The library is fantastic. I did some family history research in the newspaper section. Staff really knowledgeable and helpful.

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

A huge beautiful library that you can spend the day getting lost in. Sometimes I just love to go and look around libraries and at all the books. Unfortunately I don't live close enough to actually borrow books but I like to have a quick read while I'm there.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
38 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Went there as a part of my educational class. Lots of books. It has a nice cafe. small theater attached to the library. Like the atmosphere.

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Edinburgh
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

One of my favourite buildings in Glasgow it's really beautiful. Also often has good events on such as the aye write festival. Recommend seeing this library it is really nice.

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Strathaven, United Kingdom
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123 reviews 123 reviews
58 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I love libraries and the Mitchell is perfect. Over 100 years old, it is a heavy sandstone building with some wonderful stone statues and a copper domed roof. There is a lot of open space to sit and read and a substantial family history department. Well worth a visit if you love architecture, history, researching or just wandering the corridors.... More

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Ballarat, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Visited the Mitchell Library to do some family research. They have a vast variety of sources available yo help with any research.

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Cumbria, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Made a quick visit 20 mins before closing. Was amazed at the scale of the rooms and the architecture. Well worth seeing. The actual library only takes up a fraction of the building and we didn't have time to see upstairs.

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

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
3 helpful votes 3 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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