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Mitchell Library

Mitchell Library 201 North Street | Charing Cross, Glasgow G3 7DN, Scotland
+44 141 287 2999
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Mitchell Library 201 North Street | Charing Cross, Glasgow G3 7DN, Scotland
+44 141 287 2999
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Haven't been to the library since my student days. This beautiful neo-baroque building hasn't changed much on the outside. It's great to see the goddess of literature still standing atop the dome. Inside it's completely changed since the last time I was here. The Baillie's...More

Thank macedonboy
Reviewed 3 days ago

Visited the Mitchell Library for Family History Research. £15 will give you access to all records in Scotland (that are currently digitised) and 25p per A4 copy of certificates and other records you find. Onsite help at all times. No food or drink allowed in...More

Thank Packedtotravel
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a wonderful place to spend time in as it has such a comprehensive range of material. A great place to escape to if you are retired and bored as there is so much to keep you occupied. The Herald Bar within the library...More

Thank DebbieReynolds
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The best place to go and lose yourself. There are plush reading rooms, a cafe, a small gift shop, an excellent place to revise or have a meeting. It is much more than just a library. There is an extensive Special Collections Department with unique...More

Thank Catherine M
Reviewed 8 January 2018

Lovely to walk around for a quick mid-day break. There is a cafe, gift shop, and a couple areas to relax

Thank Joy K
Reviewed 7 January 2018

I am a member of this library though no longer living local to it. Its such a valuable resource providing facilities to all, that are as yet unmatched by any other library I've been in, I believe it worthy of support. The building alone is...More

Thank David M
Reviewed 2 January 2018

A great library! Good selections of books. Overall atmosphere great too. Lovely little café for a break from all the reading

Thank rebbecadwight90
Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

This is a beautiful building that can be easy to miss if you’re passing through Glasgow. I was surprised to learn that this was the largest research library in Europe. It houses the usual variety of library facilities including a good sized café and gift...More

Thank The_Family_Hen
Reviewed 26 November 2017

The Mitchell library is an absolute triumph. The building is beautiful, and it's worth wandering around even if you're not planning to borrow any books. There is a lovely cafe, and rather a lot of computers which the general public are able to use. The...More

Thank Kirstyonfood
Reviewed 16 November 2017

...definietely go and see this library! It has a lot of books (well, it's not suprising) and beautiful interiors; even toilets are made in the old style. During my visit it was a small exhibition called "Highlander/Outlander". To be honest I went there just to...More

Thank Dominika D
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