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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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Mon - Thu 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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The Soul of Glasgow

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
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9 reviews
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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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Vallejo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Largest Research Library in Europe, believe it or not. It's beautiful from the outside, with the dome and with sculptures surrounding it. It's also quite beautiful on the inside, particularly in the more museum-like bit beneath the dome.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

By day the Mitchell is impressive but at night it has been well lit and shows the beautiful architecture off at its best. The library is a true Glasgow icon fron an aesthetic point of view and is of course an amazing treasure house of knowledge.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The staff on the first mezzanine - business support - were so helpful, they knew their stuff and were able to point me in the right direction with my searches

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Dartford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I planned a trip here for a day of family history and was not let down! The building was easy to access and close to the Glasgow Charring Cross station. Beautiful from the outside and the older part of the building (accessible from the m8 entrance) is great, slightly more modern as you head towards the cafe or a bit... More 

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Cumbernauld, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Been a few times now, staff so helpful. The building is interesting in itself. What a find, great place to find out things. Went originally when looking into family history, great place.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

The Mitchell Library is the location of the extraordinary Aye Write! Book Festival in Glasgow where writers from around the world, and especially from Glasgow, gather together to celebrate the book, reading and the joy of stories. This year, I was responsible for looking after two extraordinary South African writers, Niq Mhlongo and Lebo Mashile, and helping to introduce them... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

good, but needs better organisation of the books. But compared to other glasgow libraries, its a good place.

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Bath
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

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

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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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 

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Additional Information about Mitchell Library

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

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