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The Mitchell Library

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The Mitchell Library

Opening hours

Day Opens Closes
Mon 9:00am - 8:00pm
Tue 9:00am - 8:00pm
Wed 9:00am - 8:00pm
Thu 9:00am - 8:00pm
Fri 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sat 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sun Closed

Contact

0141 287 2999
libraries@glasgowlife.org.uk

North Street, Glasgow, G3 7DN

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An iconic Glasgow landmark at Charing Cross, the Mitchell Library is at the heart of Glasgow Libraries’ network, and contains some of the finest collections available to any public library. Materials both Scottish and international, rich in knowledge and information as well as support for new and growing businesses, The Mitchell is accessible to everyone, for research, inspiration and enjoyment.

Accessible across five floors, with staff on-hand to assist and guide. We have a lively programme of displays, events and workshops, a café and online shop.

Come in to explore, and keep up to date online.

Find out more about our services below.

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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.

Additional information

Click here to view our autism-friendly guide to the Mitchell Library. View the accessibility guide here on AccessAble. We also have a supply of books in Braille, large print and audio.

Baby changing

Baby feeding

Cafe

Our Café Bar is a light, modern, welcoming space situated on the ground floor of The Mitchell Library. Find out more and view our menu. 

Local history collection

Explore Glasgow's rich and fascinating history through the public records in the City Archives. 

Learn more about your local family history and research your family tree at glasgowfamilyhistory.org.uk

 

Parking

Please note that there is on-street metered car parking surrounding The Mitchell Library. 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. 

Photocopying

Photocopying and reproduction are both available at The Mitchell Library

Photography and video recording

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

Shop

Visit our Online Shop

Study spaces

 Baillie’s Reading Room on level 2 of The Mitchell Library is an ideal Study Space

Free wifi

We provide free WIFI access and further access to over 50 PC's for public use

Additional information

Glasgow Central Citizens Advice Bureau

The Mitchell is also home to Glasgow Central Citizens Advice Bureau and it is located on the 3rd floor. Free impartial and confidential advice, along with information support on a range of topics.

Find out all the information about What's On at the Mitchell.

View our Mitchell Library events feed here

 

 

Glasgow Libraries are working with Macmillan Cancer Support to provide Macmillan Cancer Information & Support ​Services in your community.​ If you're affected by cancer you may want to know there's someone you can turn to for help. Someone who can help find answers to your questions, whatever they may be. ​​

There is a drop in session at Mitchell Library every Tuesday at 12 - 4pm.

Find out more about Glasgow Libraries' partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support.

A range of free and accredited digital skills courses designed to suit you. From the basics to help get you back in to work to coding for a career boost, Codeworks is learning that fits your lifestyle. View our courses and session times.

Location

The Mitchell Library

North Street, Glasgow, G3 7DN

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