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The Mitchell Library

The Mitchell Library

Free entry

Opening hours

Day Opens Closes
Mon Closed
Tue 11:00am - 3:00pm
Wed 11:00am - 3:00pm
Thu 11:00am - 3:00pm
Fri 11:00am - 3:00pm
Sat 11:00am - 3:00pm
Sun Closed


0141 287 2999

North Street, Glasgow, G3 7DN

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The Mitchell Library will reopen to the public on Tuesday 27 October. We will be operating reduced opening hours and a limited service at this time.

The following services are available:

  • PC access – Granville St
  • Ground floor lending library
  • Printing & Photocopying (limited volume)
  • Glasgow City Archives
  • Business & IP Centre
  • Study desks Level 2
  • General Collections Level 4
  • Special Collections Level 5
  • Toilets will be open for customer use

All other areas and services of the library remain closed at this time, including our café and theatre.

You may access the Granville Street ground floor area to borrow or return books. While you won’t need to book ahead for this, numbers will be limited in the area due to physical distancing, so you may need to queue for a short time. You will need to pre-book all other services, and specify the service ahead of your visit.

Appointments should be booked by emailing or calling The Mitchell Library during opening hours on 0141 287 2999. Minimum booking times are required for different services, with full details available in the FAQs linked below. All appointments are free and for one person only. 

Please download the Frequently Asked Questions for further information.

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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

View our autism-friendly guide to the Mitchell Library.

View the accessibility guide on AccessAble

We also have a supply of books in Braille, large print and audio.

Baby changing

Baby feeding


Please note that due to Covid-19, The Mitchell Café is currently closed.

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



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 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. 


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Study spaces

Limited study spaces are available due to Covid-19 and must be pre-booked. See FAQs for details.

Free wifi

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

Additional information

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


Find out What's On at the Mitchell

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 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, Glasgow Code Learning is learning that fits your lifestyle. View our courses and session times.

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The Mitchell Library

North Street, Glasgow, G3 7DN

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