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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
Most Helpful Critical Review
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 28 September 2017

As regular visitors to the library, my daughter and support worker (and myself) were having a drink and sharing a cake in the herald cafe. Normally I'm not with them, but on this occasion, I'm glad I was. The support worker had a small salad...More

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Reviewed 14 September 2017

A great library for researching and for the ordinary guy to visit and spend me time in it's one of the largest libraries in the UK the Glasgow room is fantastic and can tell you anything about the city of Glasgow and you can get...More

Thank David M
Reviewed 10 August 2017

We visited and took a tour of this library which we organized in advance. I'd recommend doing this as it gets busy. Sadly some of the places to poke our nose were closed due to damage.

Thank Gordon M
Reviewed 2 August 2017

This has much changed since my student days 50 years ago! This time I was visiting the amazing Family History facility on the 5th floor. My American relative and myself received amazing assistance in these lovely airy rooms. I do pass on to them our...More

Thank Elizabeth P
Reviewed 12 July 2017

There is something magical about this library it really is one of Glasgow's must visit buildings so much too see beauful inside & out.

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Reviewed 11 July 2017

what aq great collection this Library has and also a very good section for researching family history. Definitely worth visiting

Thank campbell2638
Reviewed 7 July 2017

Best value is to book a computer in the Genealogy Service room and be prepared to arrive at 9.30am and stay until 4pm as it costs £15 for the day or part of a day. If you want to print off records or certificates you...More

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Reviewed 7 June 2017

Was looking for somewhere to study while on business in the area, and the library had a fantastic reading room. Everyone very respectful, so quiet you could hear a pin drop. And everyone was drinking Irn-Bru!

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Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

I'm writing as I read a dreadful review and wanted to record that my experience at the Archives of the Mitchell Library was completely different. I went for the first time, and it won't be the last, to do some family research. The staff in...More

Thank Sarah L
Reviewed 20 May 2017

Clearly well used & well loved. The study space was pretty much full but completely quiet which was great to concentrate. Quite a big cafe area, got a very decent cuppa. Has public loos which were nice & clean. Also a shop.

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