Mitchell Library

We Make Music Instrument Libraries

We Make Music Instrument Libraries
Free - Drop-in - no ticket required
This event is run by an external organisation but takes place in a Glasgow Life venue. Glasgow Life does not take any responsibility for this event including the communication of any cancellations or rearrangements, or the ticket sales for this event.
Dates and times
14th Feb 2024
11:00AM - 4:00PM
See age restrictions

Have you ever fancied trying out the guitar, or perhaps even a violin or flute? We can help!

We’re delighted to announce the Mitchell Library is joining the We Make Music Instrument Libraries project. It’s a new initiative designed to get musical instruments into public libraries across Scotland. You can borrow an instrument for free. It’s just like taking out a book. 

Working in partnership with Music Broth we’ll stock a wide variety of instruments, from guitars, violins, ukuleles and more. These items will soon be added to our online catalogue.   

We’re having a launch event on Wednesday 14th February 11am-4pm for children and young people under 25. We’ll have a selection of instruments available for you to pick-up-and play (and some to take home!). There will also be dedicated 45 minute workshops on the day from 12pm onwards to help get to grip with your instrument of choice. The launch will be drop-in, but spaces on the workshops will be limited, so make sure you arrive early to book a place.

Delivered in partnership between Glasgow Life and Music Broth.   
Children and young people up to 25.

Accessibility guides

Read the accessibility guide for The Mitchell Library on AccessAble

Read our autism-friendly guide to the Mitchell Library

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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