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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

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 1 week ago

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 weeks ago

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

Thank rebbecadwight90
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 27 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
Reviewed 11 November 2017 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 10 November 2017

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 9 November 2017

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
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