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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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+44 141 287 2999
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I have visited the Mitchell Library twice recently and it is much more than just a library, I attended an information group on how to start a family tree, this was very informative and put across easy for all to understand. Next I booked up...More

Thank Lynn W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I love libraries, and this is certainly a big one. It's a beautiful building outside and inside. I was there for a talk during the book festival, so was mostly in the main theatre, which was very comfortable. Right outside is the cafe bar area,...More

Thank Alastair N
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This building is stunning inside and out, most definitely worth a visit. The library staff are very friendly and helpful.

Thank AmerzHardy
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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

What a great venue for a book signing and talk. We were here this morning in time for an excellent cup of coffee, a cake and a stimulating talk. Staff were extra helpful and friendly. It was good to see this lovely building being so...More

Thank silversurfer21
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Reviewed 13 March 2018

Stunning architecture with a purpose. This library is amazing with lots of interesting displays and helpful staff. No matter what you're looking for you will find ite here. Just be warned this place is huge, be prepared to take a few wrong turns. Also includes...More

Thank polieli
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Reviewed 9 March 2018

Ideal for a coffee or snack when using the library, or attending a workshop. Good value hot dishes. Cafe is flooded by daylight from the huge windows. Staff very helpful, cafe clean and friendly.

Thank Una B
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Reviewed 7 March 2018

I've previously extolled this great library and its excellent staff, but its toilets are either out of action (literally for months!) or are poor quality. The nearest gents toilet from Level Five is Level 3-and in that there is no seat on the lavatory! While...More

Thank Ian M
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Reviewed 27 February 2018

Lots like a classic old building on the outside but on the inside very modern. Library is just one of the features, there's computers, a cafe, a community hub and rooms where previously famous speakers from all industries have spoke.Very presentable on the inside too,...More

Thank Kimmybear2013
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Reviewed 19 February 2018

I had no idea that this place existed and used a taxi to find it. My return journey was easy though and I found a good bus service back into town. The building is classically inspired and impressive. Is it Victorian? But inside I was...More

Thank c n
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Reviewed 16 February 2018

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
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