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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
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

...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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Mitchell Library is one of Europe’s largest public libraries with over one million items of stock. With its distinctive green dome, the building has been one of the city’s iconic landmarks since it opened in 1911 and is also home to The Mitchell Theatre,...More

Thank Crispizzalover
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I go here regularly. It is a lovely building full of treasures. Unfortunately, the toilets are disgusting and no amount of complaining makes any difference. If you can find a male toilet in the top half of the building that's not closed, it will probably...More

Thank Ally G
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great place to do family history search staff pleasant and helpful Do think 50p to print excessive local libraries charge 30p same paper same ink? Wrap up with scarf, coat and layer of jumpers 5 th floor freezing when heating not working which seems to...More

Thank margaret c
Reviewed 26 October 2017

It is a nice library with good set of books, nice cafe. The staff is very polite and helpful. I keep visiting this very often

Thank ojaslukhi
Reviewed 14 October 2017

A wonderful piece of old classic zacots architecture with a wealth of reference materials inside. A great place to visit for all types and a fantastic sanctuary for the studious.

Thank Peter M
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Mitchell library is an amazing place no matter what you decide to do when you come - they have activities, theatre, writing groups, studying places, small cafe if you wanna meet up for a quick lunch with someone, they have toddler classes in the library......More

Thank sceptic17
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

Visited the library to attend a Gordon Buchanan night in the small theatre. Great small theatre with comfy seats , good views of the stage no matter whete your seated due to the sloping floor design. Nice cafeas well. If you park at Charing cross...More

Thank joesco
Reviewed 28 September 2017

As regular visitors to the library, my daughter and support worker (and myself) were having a drink and sharing a cake in the herald cafe. Normally I'm not with them, but on this occasion, I'm glad I was. The support worker had a small salad...More

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