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Mitchell Library

Mitchell Library 201 North Street | Charing Cross, Glasgow G3 7DN, Scotland
+44 141 287 2999
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Mitchell Library 201 North Street | Charing Cross, Glasgow G3 7DN, Scotland
+44 141 287 2999
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was looking for somewhere to study while on business in the area, and the library had a fantastic reading room. Everyone very respectful, so quiet you could hear a pin drop. And everyone was drinking Irn-Bru!

Thank cluaps
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I'm writing as I read a dreadful review and wanted to record that my experience at the Archives of the Mitchell Library was completely different. I went for the first time, and it won't be the last, to do some family research. The staff in...More

Thank Sarah L
Reviewed 20 May 2017

Clearly well used & well loved. The study space was pretty much full but completely quiet which was great to concentrate. Quite a big cafe area, got a very decent cuppa. Has public loos which were nice & clean. Also a shop.

Thank DonaldChump
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Loved this place since first sight. Not only a beautiful building but inside a pleasure to just look at. Spent many hours reading here and just looking around it. Love it

Thank Angela O
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

Went to do some looking for ancestors burial locations. Was helped by really nice staff that couldn't of been nicer or more helpful. Great building but a bit stuffy and I really appreciated the fresh outdoors when I got out. Brought a couple of coffees...More

Thank Y3253JTmarkf
Reviewed 29 April 2017

The Mitchell Library houses a large local archive, as well as the Special Collections room that gives you access to a vast range of records, and a newspaper collection held on microfilm. Both rooms had very helpful and patient staff who were able to offer...More

Thank Viatori-lasso
Reviewed 26 April 2017

This is not only a library, it host a fantastic theatre and many local groups use it for talks and social gatherings. It has its own cafe, with an I.T area, which if your a member of any Glasgow library you can access the computers...More

Thank Frances P
Reviewed 12 April 2017

There are two entrances. The entrance near the M8, closest to the city, has toilets on the ground floor. The entrance on the other side towards the West End has amazing stone statues guarding the entrance that look glorious at night. There are floors of...More

Thank Somone B
Reviewed 1 April 2017

I am local to this building and as an avid reader can spend hours here. It has that distinct "library" smell and 99% of the books you could want. I can pass an afternoon in here quite easily.

Thank BookAddictedMissy
Reviewed 25 March 2017

This is a beautiful building and well worth a visit if in Glasgow whether you have an interest in the history of the city or an interest in architecture. It is just a short walk from the heart of the city and it's great to...More

Thank Bridstow
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Bob R
Why is ibrox area known as ibrox?
9 June 2015|
Response from Willow W |
I believe this is from the Gaelic, Ath Bruic – meaning ‘the badger’s ford’ My answer comes from being intrigued by your question and (spending perhaps too long!) looking around various internet sites. Amongst a lot of... More