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Mitchell Library

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Neighborhood: Anderston
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Address: North Street | Charing Cross, Glasgow G3 7DN, Scotland
Phone Number: 44-141-287-2999
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Fantastic Place

Great place to find out about family history. So much info in the archives. And the cafe is a great people watching place (and it's licensed!!)

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Great place to find out about family history. So much info in the archives. And the cafe is a great people watching place (and it's licensed!!)

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This is an absolutely outstanding family genealogical resource. with the help of the outstanding staff, and in particular, Andrew, we made incredible headway into knowing about out Scottish ancestors.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

I liked the entire feel of the place - great architecture, great selection of books, certainly a hidden treasure of Glasgow and a great place to chill out from the hubub of Charing Cross

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Situated close to Charing Cross this reference library ( the largest in Europe ) is easily accessible and contains a vast quantity of books, maps and archival material, much of the latter digitally stored. There is a spacious and airy cafeteria. Parking is on street ( metered ) and limited.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I visited the library because I had to use the computer facilities there. The staff were polite and helpful, and I was allowed to use the computers as a guest. The computer facilities area is large and spacious. There is a cafe in this section too. I also noticed that they have lots of chairs and sofas, with power sockets... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

The theatre has the ability to be a great venue, sadly the staff and management clearly don't want it to be. Dirty, run down and in disrepair with a complete lack of attention from any member of staff. What should be a gem in Glasgow's theatre land has been allowed to fall to a standard that is no longer fit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Researching my Glasgow family history in this magnificent library is an experience I will never forget. The staff were all so supportive and patient with me in trying to access all the records I needed. At one stage I did become emotional on reading the poor law records about my ancestors and the staff were very supportive including a tissue.... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This was the first time I'd been inside the Mitchell Library for donkeys years. It's a truly spectactular building. I visited with my family as we were trying to trace more information about my great grandfather's Freedom of the City of Glasgow certificate which we still have but is very worn. The staff person was extremely helpful not only in... More 

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Airdrie, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I went here to research my family tree and was a bit intimidated before I went, no worries once I got there. The first lady I spoke to directed me to the proper floor and the young girl there couldn't have been more helpful, carrying massive books to the table for me and was very patient with me and answered... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015 via mobile

I visited the library since my friends recommended it to me and I was meaning to go for weeks and months so I finally did. I was amazed at the classy yet historical building and I love the location. I would thoroughly recommend for students or anyone who has an exam coming up and wanting to study, as the library... More 

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