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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. Plan to visit Mitchell Library during your Glasgow vacation using our convenient Glasgow trip itinerary planning app .
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  • 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 s...  more »
  • 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 i...  more »
  • 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.  more »
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  • Great library. The best I have been. This library has a great collection of books and the study room is big and very silent, so you can get the necessary concentration. In addition to this, the architecture of the building is really beautiful and you can amuse yourself admiring the beauty of this landmark of Glasgow. In sum, whether you are a user or a tourist, this library really worths a visit. One of my favourites place of Glasgow.
  • Great library with multiple storeys. The children reading area is a bit on the small side but it's great in terms of the activities such as bounce and rhythm. Two baby changing areas are available for use and there are lifts inside the building too. Plenty of comfortable seating throughout ground floor and the cafe is nice too.
  • I love this place. Good coffee and peaceful place. Always lots going on to keep you amused
  • I admire the patience and dedication of the staff that helped me with my search for historic books on very obscure and specific topics. The sort of information that I managed to extract from the Mitchell I may not have been able to get even from the internet. That must count for something.
  • Great place to go to study. Wi-Fi is superb and the retro carpets are legendary. Place of quiet away from the city
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