Mitchell Library

Fixing the Future

Fixing the Future
Dates and times
22nd Jun 2024
10:00AM - 12:00PM
14 years +

Smart devices such as smartwatches, phones, and speakers are increasingly popular but tend to be short-lived and expensive to repair, then end up sitting on a shelf unused or even thrown away, ultimately polluting the planet.

A team of researchers from the FIXING THE FUTURE project at the University of Edinburgh are visiting the Mitchell and  are interested  in speaking to you about the ‘right to repair’ and how it could be used to improve longevity of consumers’ electronics.

They want to learn from and listen to your  views and experiences during this 90-minute workshop.

The workshop will:

  • Provide a short overview of the project.
  • Let you speak about your experience of getting broken electronics  fixed (or not).
  • Discuss what you think the ‘right to repair’ is and what it should do.
  • Discuss the law, what it is getting it right or what needs to be done differently.

They will be running this as a research workshop, where they will record discussions

with your consent. They will compensate for your time with a £15 shopping voucher.

For further information, please contact:

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We also have a supply of books in Braille, large print and audio.

Accessible toilets

This accessible toilet is approximately 26m (28yd 1ft) from the main entrance. This accessible toilet is located to the rear right as you enter.

Assistance dogs

Guide and assistance dogs are welcome and a bowl of water can be provided. 

Hearing loop

There is a fixed loop hearing assistance system.

This venue does not play background music.

Wheelchair access

There is a wheelchair to borrow. To borrow the wheelchair, please contact a member of staff.

Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.

Baby changing

Baby feeding

Cafe or restaurant

The Café is open Monday to Saturday 9am to 4.15pm.

Click here to see the Café menu 


Please note that there is on-street surrounding The Mitchell Library, from 8am-6pm Monday to Friday this is metered. As this is also a local residential area, please use these spaces considerately. Alternatively, there is an a NCP Car Park on India Street next to Charing Cross Train Station which is a 2 minute walk away. 

Photography and video recording

On occasion, Glasgow Life will be on the premises to film and take photos. 

Study spaces

Study spaces can be booked by calling 0141 287 7655. Click here for further information.

Free wifi

We provide free WIFI access and further access to over 50 PCs for public use

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