The Mitchell Library

The Mitchell Library

About The Mitchell Library

The Mitchell Library North Street, Glasgow City Centre G3 7DN
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The Mitchell Library is one of Europe’s largest public libraries with over one million items of stock and is the hub of a city-wide information service. With its distinctive green dome, the building has been one of the city’s iconic landmarks since it opened in 1911 and is also home to the Mitchell Theatre, an exhibition hall and the Herald Café Bar.

Archives And Collections


The library specialises in material relating to Glasgow’s history, including the city’s Archives and has extensive family history resources. Collections range from rare books and manuscripts to newspapers and online databases.

Business @ The Mitchell


With a range of online business resources available in the library or remotely from your own PC, Business @ The Mitchell has everything you need for starting your own business.

Computers And Internet Access


Customers have access to 96 public PCs and free Wi-Fi is available throughout the building. The Information Desk is located at the Granville Street entrance, which is fully accessible. There is another entrance to the Library on North Street but this is not suitable for people who might require assistance.

The Herald Café Bar


The Herald Café Bar is a light, modern, welcoming space situated on the ground floor of The Mitchell Library. It’s great place to have a break if you’re doing some research at the library or are looking for somewhere to meet up with friends for lunch. The menu includes snacks and light meals, hot drinks and sandwiches.
The Café is right next to The Mitchell Theatre so it’s an ideal place to grab something to eat before an event. The Café is fully licensed too so you can even enjoy a glass of wine or a cool beer with your meal too.

You'll find The Mitchell’s main surf area with 50 PCs with FREE Internet access nearby and there’s free Wi-Fi too so you can check your emails over a coffee.

The staff on the Information Desk will be happy to help with any enquiry whether it's about events, exhibitions or services in the Library or how to access material from the collections.

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