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Mitchell Library

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Address: Mitchell Library 201 North Street | Charing Cross, Glasgow G3 7DN, Scotland
Phone Number: 44-141-287-2999
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Lovely, helpful man on the door

Impressive indication of the Scottish attitude to public learning. Great facilities, free, beautiful interior, particularly the dome, and modern benches to compliment the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Impressive indication of the Scottish attitude to public learning. Great facilities, free, beautiful interior, particularly the dome, and modern benches to compliment the historic. The doorman was friendly and obviously justifiably proud of his library.

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Thank Ruth C
Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spared by the planners in the fifties and sixties, when the M8 motorway was built, and despite the fact that glorious old buildings around the Charing Cross area were razed to the ground in the guise of progress, It's a wonderful old domed building which reminds me a bit of The Old Bailey in London. If you want to do... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Thank JayRae1
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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Thank Larry M
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

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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Thank Arthur T
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

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 July 12, 2016 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 July 5, 2016

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 June 28, 2016

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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