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Mitchell Library

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Mitchell Library 201 North Street | Charing Cross, Glasgow G3 7DN, Scotland
+44 141 287 2999
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Took a gentle walk around the library , up plenty of stairs to all floors, not that much to look at but pleasant . the architecture is beautiful.

Thank KatyJM64
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spent a couple of hours in this lovely beautiful building talking to the very helpful ladies in the family history section. We found out so much! They even let us look at some rare and valuable books written by an ancestor!

1  Thank Christine R
Reviewed August 7, 2018

So full of history explaing the Glasgow story and enriched with Scottish history. More than one day is needed to grasp some information, I've been there numerous times over the years and I'm still learning

Thank Ian M
Reviewed August 2, 2018

A beautiful building all on its own! This library houses the Glasgow City Archives. Do your research before you go - they can only find documents if you already know what you're asking for. Using the Family History center requires a reservation and will cost...More

Thank deniselouise
Reviewed July 27, 2018

I used the family research facility at the Mitchel Library to trace some of my Scottish ancestors, The staff are friendly and helpful and the facilities perfect for what you need. Planning my next trip in August.

Thank Robert D
Reviewed July 17, 2018 via mobile

Had a free guided tour here today.. Well worth the visit. 😃 It was great to see behind d the scenes. The guide was very informative. Most enjoyable.

Thank Barbara M
Reviewed July 16, 2018

There are several entrances to this building. One entrance brings you into a pretty basic modern library that is used by all Glaswegians - I was wondering what the fuss was all about this Library. Until... I exited through another entrance, and this is where...More

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Reviewed June 18, 2018

Interesting building inside and out. Friendly knowledgeable staff. Well worth a visit. Check out the what's on pamphlets.

Thank MaryM1538
Reviewed May 23, 2018

Excellent in every way - a great collection of books. Lots of students around studying and attending sessions. Pretty, old structure.

Thank Jvalant
Reviewed May 22, 2018 via mobile

The Mitchell library is a gorgeous building, inside and out. It has a large cafe area, and computers that can be used as well as a vast supply of books. It is a great place to study or just to relax.

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