We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Mitchell Library

Certificate of Excellence
Neighbourhood: Anderston
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: North Street | Charing Cross, Glasgow G3 7DN, Scotland
Phone Number:
+44 141 287 2999
Website
Today
09:00 - 20:00
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Mon - Thu 09:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Book In Advance
More Info
US$17.69*
and up
City Sightseeing Glasgow Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 334 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 216
    Excellent
  • 85
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
One of the well known place in the city. Place celebrated for Books n Reading with Cafe.

Historic building with library and where you can explore yourself with books and can get away in the world of your own once you are using digital media. You can use computers to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
dezsanspecial
,
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

334 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 322: English reviews
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Historic building with library and where you can explore yourself with books and can get away in the world of your own once you are using digital media. You can use computers to catch up with the digital world. It has a small café where you can quench your thirst for coffee or tea. If Books and computers are your... More 

Helpful?
Thank dezsanspecial
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
42 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Today-and only today (February 16th, 2017), there was an extraordinary exhibition of old photos, ancient city charters and seals dating back to the 1500s. The Archives staff were on hand to help explain the items' signifance -these are all unique items that have survived the centuries and played a crucial role in the city's development-even showing streets and street traffic... More 

Helpful?
Thank Ian M
Level Contributor
21 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is good for people researching there family tree as there is loads of records in this Library like old newspapers

Helpful?
Thank Valerie L
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
25 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great collection of books and art exhibitions. Libary and Museum tours arranged. Picture hall for children.

Helpful?
Thank RiteshG1978
Level Contributor
327 reviews
77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have revisited the Mitchell Library once more to see a most amazing performance of FLIT as part of the Celtic Connections season. This venue is so beautifully designed and the seats are so comfortable! Friendly and efficient Staff ensure that your visit will be trouble free. Highly recommended.

Helpful?
Thank Tricia L
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Attended a session on using the archive facilities. Keen to find about my father's family history and working for my birth certificate. Fascinating to see actual records back to the 1700s. So well explained. The archivists are so dedicated.

Helpful?
Thank Walter908
Salzburg, Austria
Level Contributor
17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This must be the best library in Scotland...If you are trying to trace your family tree, they are second to none in their helpfulness..The staff are a delight, friendly and very, very knowledgeable..

Helpful?
Thank ninabayer2016
Bothwell, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
21 reviews
16 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was doing some research on a local engineering company that had gone bust many years ago. I contacted the archivists at the Mitchell and they couldn't have been more helpful.

Helpful?
Thank graeme_keith_scott
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
657 reviews
314 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 351 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Attended an exhibition here as part of the St Mungo Festival 2017. A fascinating very well informed talk delivered by two of the library's archivists and a very interesting display of old documents from the Mitchell's own collections and items on loan. The development of the cathedral and the city were key themes. A good opportunity to ask questions and... More 

Helpful?
Thank Rossergruffydd
Level Contributor
26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

Went to the panto tonight was great all the kids were brilliant as ever (especially wee Sophie Hughes). Theatre comfy and great range of snacks ☺

Helpful?
Thank ElizabethAnn85

Travellers who viewed Mitchell Library also viewed

 

Been to Mitchell Library? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Mitchell Library and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
over a year ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Mitchell Library staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?