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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


0141 287 2999

North Street, Glasgow, G3 7DN

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With its distinctive copper dome, The Mitchell Library is one of Glasgow’s most famous landmarks and one of Europe’s most prestigious libraries.

Inside you’ll discover the hub of the citywide information service across five floors, with staff on-hand to help with all kinds of research. 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 - the new name for DisabledGo.

The library has a regular supply of books in Braille, large print and audio format.

Baby changing

Baby feeding


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. 

Community information

Community languages collection

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


Newspapers and magazines

Novels and factual books


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. 


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

Find out all the information about whats on at the Mitchell

View our Mitchell Library events feed here

Download our April & May event guide


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.


The Mitchell Library

North Street, Glasgow, G3 7DN

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