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Enjoy our Collections

Special Collections has a lively and varied programme of displays, talks, workshops, and activities throughout the year, so you can understand, learn and enjoy our wonderful collections more fully.

What’s On

You can keep in touch with what’s on and The Mitchell Library facebook page - like and follow our Special Collections Sunday and other posts!

Join In

There’s nothing like the real thing, though, so if you’re in or around Glasgow, drop into a collections taster in the #MitchellCurious programme, take time to enjoy our latest collections display on level 5, browse and borrow from the accompanying book display, walk back through time in the North Street building with the old Mitchell Library pictures, book a place at one of our regular collections talks on local history and heritage, or one of our popular family history learning events . 

And ask our friendly and knowledgeable staff- they’re one of the best resources around to help you discover and enjoy Special Collections at The Mitchell. 

Collections Images

You will also find hundreds of images from Special Collections that may highlight collections or items of interest to you on these external websites and resources. Contact us for anything you’d like to follow up.

The online catalogue includes Explore The Collections, with selected images and collections information

The Virtual Mitchell features thousands of wonderful images of Glasgow from the collections of Glasgow City Archives, Special Collections, and Glasgow Museums    

The Sir Thomas Lipton website highlights the life and times of Lipton, illustrated by photographs from the Lipton Albums in Special Collections.

SCRAN contains diverse images from many of the collections in The Mitchell Library, (reference Glasgow City Libraries) which can highlight collections that you may want to find out more about. 

The Glasgow Story resource tells the story of Glasgow in words and pictures, and contains many fascinating images taken from books, prints, maps, posters and many other Special Collections