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Mitchell Library, Glasgow

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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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  • There are two entrances. The entrance near the M8, closest to the city, has toilets on the ground floor. The entrance on the other side towards the West End has amazing stone statues guarding the entr...  more »
  • I am local to this building and as an avid reader can spend hours here. It has that distinct "library" smell and 99% of the books you could want. I can pass an afternoon in here quite easily.  more »
  • This is a beautiful building and well worth a visit if in Glasgow whether you have an interest in the history of the city or an interest in architecture. It is just a short walk from the heart of the ...  more »
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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.