As well as being home to one of the world's largest collection of material about Robert Burns, The Mitchell Library also has an important Scottish Poetry Collection.
The Scottish Poetry Collection contains over 12,000 volumes and brings together all editions of the works of Scottish poets, as well as anthologies, biographies and critical and historical studies. The Collection has its own separate catalogue.
Gardyne donation, a collection of about 400 volumes and pamphlets with some interesting specimens of Glasgow and other early provincial printing and some manuscripts
Jervise Collection containing over 2,000 items, best known for its ‘Provincial Poets’ and strong in Scottish history and topography
Wallace and Bruce Collection, bequeathed by the Rev. J. F. Miller of Millerston, with over 200 books, including 23 lives of Wallace and a set of editions of ‘Blind Harry’s Wallace’, both in its original form and a modernised version produced by the Hamiltons of Gilbertfield.
The Collection is located in the Burns Room which is not open to the public without appointment, however material from the Collection can be requested for reference during library opening hours.
Contact Special Collections for more information.