About The Mitchell Library

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About The Mitchell Library

The Mitchell Library


The Mitchell Library is one of Europe’s largest public libraries with over one million items of stock and is the hub of a city-wide information service. With its distinctive green dome, the building has been one of the city’s iconic landmarks since it opened in 1911 and is also home to The Mitchell Theatre, an exhibition hall and the Herald Café Bar.

Regular Opening Hours*

​Open ​Closed
​Monday ​9am ​8pm
​Tuesday ​9am ​8pm
​Wednesday ​9am ​8pm
​Thursday ​9am ​8pm
​Friday ​9am ​5pm
​Saturday ​9am ​5pm
​Sunday ​Closed

Archives and Collections

The library specialises in material relating to Glasgow’s history, including the city’s Archives and has extensive family history resources. Collections range from rare books and manuscripts to newspapers and online databases.

Business @ The Mitchell

With a range of online business resources available in the library or remotely from your own PC, Business @ The Mitchell has everything you need for starting your own business.

Computers and Internet Access

Customers have access to 96 public PCs and free Wi-Fi is available throughout the building. The Information Desk is located at the Granville Street entrance, which is fully accessible. There is another entrance to the Library on North Street but this is not suitable for people who might require assistance.

How to Get to The Mitchell Library
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