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Mitchell Library, Glasgow

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Explore this Glasgow landmark, one of Europe’s largest public libraries. This distinctive Edwardian building holds over one million items. Mitchell Library houses the Glasgow City Archives, and its collections are among the world’s best resources for genealogy research. Search through the records with the help of library staff and investigate your own family’s past. The library is home to many public access computers and free Wi-Fi. Take a break in the Herald Cafe Bar, which serves drinks, light meals, and snacks. Plan to visit Mitchell Library during your Glasgow vacation using our convenient Glasgow trip itinerary planning app.
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  • The Mitchell Library has a wealth of resources including great family history archives, a theatre and fantastic library facilities. The building itself is beautiful and glorious when lit up at...  more »
  • We visited the archive area to research my family history in particular there extensive collection of the Glasgow Herald. The staff were very helpful.  more »
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  • So this place is currently crumbling and in need of immediate maintenance and repair. It is currently on going with repairs but otherwise this buildings a must visit for all. Excellent wheel chair access. Toilets galore.
  • During my time at Glasgow Mitchell was my favorite place to work and study from. Glasgow has a really great public library system with an enviable collection and seating space that can always be counted on.

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