The Literature Centre

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The Literature Centre,
Level 3, The Mitchell Library, North Street, Glasgow G3 7DN
0141 287 2944
Fax: 0141 287 2815

The Literature Centre

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From novels to poetry, drama to short stories, quotations to criticism, the Literature Centre at the Mitchell Library has a wealth of literary resources.

Located on Level 3, the Literature Centre houses Glasgow Libraries’ largest classic, cult and contemporary literary fiction section, all of which is available to borrow.  You can reserve items from this collection (and collect from your local Glasgow Library) using our online catalogue

This dedicated area is ideal for anyone studying literature and writing, whether at school, college or for personal interest.  You'll find literary criticism, biographies, diaries, letters and primary texts by literary figures spanning six centuries.  The space is similarly suited for anyone that just wants a quiet space to sit and enjoy some classic/contemporary fiction.

Scottish Literature is especially well-represented and the Literature Centre is home to our Scottish Contemporary Literary Criticism collection. This excellent resource contains cuttings of interviews, articles and reviews on contemporary Scottish authors that you may find difficult to source elsewhere.

The Literature Centre is particularly useful for students taking Advanced Higher English and we are happy to arrange group visits to show students how to make the most of our resources.

Private study carrels are available and the Literature Centre is located next to a large group study area and the Baillie’s Reading Room, which allows for silent, individual study.

For more information or to arrange a group visit, please contact us.


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