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Mitchell Library

North Street | Charing Cross, Glasgow G3 7DN, Scotland (Anderston)
44-141-287-2999
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Ranked #15 of 174 Attractions in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Libraries
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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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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19 reviews 19 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
43 helpful votes 43 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
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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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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Wigan, United Kingdom
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139 reviews 139 reviews
52 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We visited the library, and had a little more time than we expected so were able to see the exhibitions in detail. There was a man at a little desk at the entrance who was very helpful with directing us towards the exhibitions. The main exhibitions at the time of our visit were about the Commonwealth and the RAF. Both... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

If you count architecture, it is very great place but staff of the library quiet rude and very strict.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I'm a regular visitor to the Mitchell Library and I love it ever single time. The private reading rooms, which are terribly inexpensive to hire, and are a boon to the avid reader.

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