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Mitchell Library, Glasgow

(4.5/5 based on 320+ reviews on the web)
Explore this Glasgow landmark, one of Europe’s largest public libraries. This distinctive Edwardian building holds over one million items. Mitchell Library houses the Glasgow City Archives, and its collections are among the world’s best resources for genealogy research. Search through the records with the help of library staff and investigate your own family’s past. The library is home to many public access computers and free Wi-Fi. Take a break in the Herald Cafe Bar, which serves drinks, light meals, and snacks. Using our world travel planner, Glasgow attractions like Mitchell Library can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • 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. 
  • 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 fr...  more »
  • 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 ☺ 
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  • I organised a visit today...for a research on my family history...Staff are a AMAZING...a credit to Mitchell Library. Thank you
  • So nice and quite place for both children and adults to read book there.
  • new books are needed. pointless for university studies. Some staff are helpful
  • Opening hours are disappointing for such a major library.
  • Such an amazing place.