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Mitchell Library

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Mitchell Library 201 North Street | Charing Cross, Glasgow G3 7DN, Scotland
+44 141 287 2999
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 6 March 2015

During a visit to Scotland used the opportunity to spend a couple of days researching the Scottish side of my family tree. The family history room on the 5th level offer a full day of searching using the Scotland's People site for £15 from 9am...More

3  Thank jakinoz
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Reviewed 29 June 2013

I have used the 4th and 5th floors of this "Library" on a number of occasions. The staff on the 4th floor (and 5th) are awful. They are always angry and unhelpful. Are these people qualified librarians? I can't believe that they are! I found...More

3  Thank VisitDontVisit
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Reviewed 7 March 2018

I've previously extolled this great library and its excellent staff, but its toilets are either out of action (literally for months!) or are poor quality. The nearest gents toilet from Level Five is Level 3-and in that there is no seat on the lavatory! While...More

Thank Ian M
Reviewed 27 February 2018

Lots like a classic old building on the outside but on the inside very modern. Library is just one of the features, there's computers, a cafe, a community hub and rooms where previously famous speakers from all industries have spoke.Very presentable on the inside too,...More

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Reviewed 19 February 2018

I had no idea that this place existed and used a taxi to find it. My return journey was easy though and I found a good bus service back into town. The building is classically inspired and impressive. Is it Victorian? But inside I was...More

1  Thank c n
Reviewed 15 February 2018

Haven't been to the library since my student days. This beautiful neo-baroque building hasn't changed much on the outside. It's great to see the goddess of literature still standing atop the dome. Inside it's completely changed since the last time I was here. The Baillie's...More

1  Thank macedonboy
Reviewed 14 February 2018

Visited the Mitchell Library for Family History Research. £15 will give you access to all records in Scotland (that are currently digitised) and 25p per A4 copy of certificates and other records you find. Onsite help at all times. No food or drink allowed in...More

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Reviewed 4 February 2018

This is a wonderful place to spend time in as it has such a comprehensive range of material. A great place to escape to if you are retired and bored as there is so much to keep you occupied. The Herald Bar within the library...More

Thank DebbieReynolds
Reviewed 25 January 2018

The best place to go and lose yourself. There are plush reading rooms, a cafe, a small gift shop, an excellent place to revise or have a meeting. It is much more than just a library. There is an extensive Special Collections Department with unique...More

Thank Catherine M
Reviewed 8 January 2018

Lovely to walk around for a quick mid-day break. There is a cafe, gift shop, and a couple areas to relax

Thank JoyK91
Reviewed 7 January 2018

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 January 2018

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

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