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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 1 week ago

A great library for researching and for the ordinary guy to visit and spend me time in it's one of the largest libraries in the UK the Glasgow room is fantastic and can tell you anything about the city of Glasgow and you can get...More

Thank David M
Reviewed 10 August 2017

We visited and took a tour of this library which we organized in advance. I'd recommend doing this as it gets busy. Sadly some of the places to poke our nose were closed due to damage.

Thank Gordon M
Reviewed 2 August 2017

This has much changed since my student days 50 years ago! This time I was visiting the amazing Family History facility on the 5th floor. My American relative and myself received amazing assistance in these lovely airy rooms. I do pass on to them our...More

Thank Elizabeth P
Reviewed 12 July 2017

There is something magical about this library it really is one of Glasgow's must visit buildings so much too see beauful inside & out.

Thank QueenieAyrshire
Reviewed 11 July 2017

what aq great collection this Library has and also a very good section for researching family history. Definitely worth visiting

Thank campbell2638
Reviewed 7 July 2017

Best value is to book a computer in the Genealogy Service room and be prepared to arrive at 9.30am and stay until 4pm as it costs £15 for the day or part of a day. If you want to print off records or certificates you...More

Thank annedw_13
Reviewed 7 June 2017

Was looking for somewhere to study while on business in the area, and the library had a fantastic reading room. Everyone very respectful, so quiet you could hear a pin drop. And everyone was drinking Irn-Bru!

Thank cluaps
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

I'm writing as I read a dreadful review and wanted to record that my experience at the Archives of the Mitchell Library was completely different. I went for the first time, and it won't be the last, to do some family research. The staff in...More

Thank Sarah L
Reviewed 20 May 2017

Clearly well used & well loved. The study space was pretty much full but completely quiet which was great to concentrate. Quite a big cafe area, got a very decent cuppa. Has public loos which were nice & clean. Also a shop.

Thank DonaldChump
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Loved this place since first sight. Not only a beautiful building but inside a pleasure to just look at. Spent many hours reading here and just looking around it. Love it

Thank Angela O
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