The Mitchell Library
The Mitchell Library
|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|
North Street, Glasgow, G3 7DNView on map
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 Mitchelllibrary@glasgowlife.org.uk 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.
This accessible toilet is approximately 26m (28yd 1ft) from the main entrance. This accessible toilet is located to the rear right as you enter.
Guide and assistance dogs are welcome and a bowl of water can be provided.
There is a fixed loop hearing assistance system.
This venue does not play background music.
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.
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 glasgowfamilyhistory.org.uk
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.
Visit our Online Shop
Limited study spaces are available due to Covid-19 and must be pre-booked. See FAQs for details.
We provide free WIFI access and further access to over 50 PC's for public use
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.
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.
What's on at The Mitchell Library
Glasgow Code Learning
Mon 12 Nov 2018 to Mon 30 Dec 2030
Mitchell Children’s Trail
Wed 9 May 2018 to Sun 19 Mar 2023
Bookbug At The Mitchell Library (0-18 months Session)
Mon 30 Jul 2018 to Mon 15 Mar 2021