North Street, Glasgow, G3 7DNView on map
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.
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.
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
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
Baillie’s Reading Room on level 2 of The Mitchell Library is an ideal Study Space
We provide free WIFI access and further access to over 50 PC's for public use
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.
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