General Services at the Mitchell Library
What we do
The General Services Department houses Glasgow Libraries largest collection of non-fiction titles. Whether you’re looking for information on art, architecture, crime, economics, engineering, history, law, literature, music, science or theatre, we’ll have something for you.
Planning your visit to General Services
The General Services department is spread across Level 3 (Law Centre) and Level 4 in The Mitchell.
General Services are open Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 9am-5pm and Tuesday and Thursday 9am-8pm.
Whilst most materials can be accessed immediately, for some periodicals and complex enquiries we recommend contacting us at least 48 hours before your visit. If in doubt, get in touch.
Contact General Services with any enquiries or questions on 0141 287 2901 or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org or write to us at:
The Mitchell Library
The General Services department is home to Glasgow Libraries’ largest collection of non-fiction titles. Whether you’re looking for information on art, architecture, crime, economics, engineering, history, law, literature, music, science or theatre, we’ll have something for you.
The library online catalogue is where you will find the items which have been added since 1976. However, the majority of items acquired by The Mitchell pre-1976 are only available in card catalogues, microfiche and other paper-based finding aids. Staff can help with your research or enquiry.
You can take low resolution still images of our items for private study using a hand-held camera, phone, tablet or laptop, in line with our policy on self-photography, subject to rights. Staff can advise during your session.
We can, if required, provide copies for you. This will not be possible on the day, and charges may apply.
If images are required for reproduction or high quality copies, please ask General Services staff or contact email@example.com for terms. Supply and reproduction charges may apply.
Explore General Services
Discover our catalogue, new books added monthly
The perfect place to find some peace to study
A hidden treasure (we have many!)
Looking for an item not held by Glasgow Life Libraries?
We offer free educational sessions at the Mitchell Library for schools and colleges
Our collection includes books, journals, magazines, yearbooks, maps, sheet music, online resources and more.