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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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  • The library counts with seven floors and is divided in several sections. It is not only a work space and read privileged but that building is magnificent. On the ground floor there is a cafe (and when we were there was a zone hosted by Google) and free wifi. Visit free and recommended.
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  • I was walking past and I decided to look in. As you walk through the door look up; the view upwards is fantastic. Sadly the main hall was closed but it's free to enter and there is a small library in ...  more »
  • Historic building with library and where you can explore yourself with books and can get away in the world of your own once you are using digital media. You can use computers to catch up with the digi...  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.