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Mitchell Library

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Address: North Street | Charing Cross, Glasgow G3 7DN, Scotland
Phone Number: 44-141-287-2999
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Worth a visit for tourists, but a must-visit for Glasgow citizens

This is a stunning building, both inside and outside. However, it is the range of wonderful books that makes it a must-visit for locals. In this day and age of internet searches... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a stunning building, both inside and outside. However, it is the range of wonderful books that makes it a must-visit for locals. In this day and age of internet searches and reliance on Google for all knowledge requirements, it is sad that people don't want to just come here and enjoy the magic of the printed word. I... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very helpful staff. The archives are fascinating. Super place to enjoy a drink and a snack. There is also a theatre on site which occasionally have productions.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Glasgow's world famous reference library with an incredible selection of books and also a copy of every newspaper ever published in the city (maybe Scotland ?).

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This library is second to none if you are researching a thesis or dissertation.I spent weeks in their reference section.The staff could not be more helpful or friendly.If you add to that the welcoming cafe,the clean toilets and the opportunity to read newspapers for free,it is pretty good all round!

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Thank John L
glasgow
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked the tour of the library , really very interesting to get the history of the library and to see behind the scenes . Guide Iain was very good indeed . Only happens occasionally but well worth booking .

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have been here a few times , either as a coffee stop or during the celtic connections or aye write book festivals. Had a traditional steak pie and veg once, which was tasty. Their coffee are all the different types but much cheaper than the big names. Free WIFI too, and nice spacious toilets. Being a library there are loads... More 

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Glasgow
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love visiting this library and so regularly. There is so much within the library both, modern and historical that I can get lost in it all day. It is so well laid out and has a great restaurant/coffee shop negating the end to leave for a refreshment. The staff are all very helpful and are keen to help you... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

This magnificent building is situated just to the west of the city centre and houses records and photographs of the city from the year dot...a boon for students of any subject - it has an excellent restaurant and is wheelchair friendly

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Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Don't miss out. Visit the Mitchell and you will be amazed at all the information that they have to research. The staff are so helpful too.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

Amazing architecture, great atmosphere and superb facilities close to charing cross train station. I particularly like the business cafe with free wifi, computer resources. A fantastic option for meetings and a great wee cafe. My only criticism is that the cafe needs more wheat/gluten free options

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