Mitchell Library

Living Knowledge Network Fantasy Exhibition

Living Knowledge Network Fantasy Exhibition
Dates and times
27th Oct 2023 - 25th Feb 2024
9:00AM - 5:00PM
All ages

An exhibition of items from the Mitchell Library on the theme of Fantasy

This exhibition tells the story of the development of Fantasy from the earliest works up to the present day. We’ll use Mitchell Library collections to explore the themes of 

Fairy Tales and Folk Tales, 

Epics and Quests, 

Weird and Uncanny & 

Worlds and Portals.

We'll have a focus on some of our Special Collections, with different items each month.

  • Beowulf: 27th October – 1st December
  • William Morris & Kelmscott Press1st December – 29th December
  • Giovanni Battista Piranesi Carceri d’invenzione (Imaginary Prisons): 29th December – 3rd February
  • Alasdair Gray - Lanark: 3rd February –25th February

In collaboration with the British Library's Living Knowledge Network.

Image: The story of the Glittering Plain : which has been also called the Land of Living Men or the Acre of the Undying / written by William Morris from our Kelmscott Press Collection

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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.

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Living Knowledge Network Fantasy Exhibition

Living Knowledge Network Fantasy Exhibition

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