Mitchell Library

The Mitchell Library

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The Mitchell Library is one of Europe’s largest public libraries with more than a million items. Its archives include books, maps, drawings, photographs, postcards, and family history.

But it is more than simply a place that holds important artefacts. The Mitchell Library is a home-from-home for everyone in the city.

The Mitchell Library houses the Glasgow City Archives, Special Collections, Leisure and Lifestyle and General Services.  While we were a reference library until 2005,  we now lend many of our books and new titles are added to our catalogue regularly.

There is a community library and a café where you can meet friends for a chat. Free Wi-Fi and computers to get you online. Events and exhibitions to enjoy. And quieter areas to relax away from the rush of everyday life.

Monday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am - 8:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday 9:00am - 8:00pm
Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday Closed

Accessibility guides

Read the accessibility guide for The Mitchell Library on AccessAble

Read our autism-friendly guide to the Mitchell Library

We also have a supply of books in Braille, large print and audio.

Accessible toilets

This accessible toilet is approximately 26m (28yd 1ft) from the main entrance. This accessible toilet is located to the rear right as you enter.

Assistance dogs

Guide and assistance dogs are welcome and a bowl of water can be provided. 

Hearing loop

There is a fixed loop hearing assistance system.

This venue does not play background music.

Wheelchair access

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.

Baby changing

Baby feeding

Cafe or restaurant

The Café is open Monday to Saturday 9am to 4.15pm.

Click here to see the Café menu 


Please note that there is on-street surrounding The Mitchell Library, from 8am-6pm Monday to Friday this is metered. 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. 

Photography and video recording

On occasion, Glasgow Life will be on the premises to film and take photos. 

Study spaces

Study spaces can be booked by calling 0141 287 7655. Click here for further information.

Free wifi

We provide free WIFI access and further access to over 50 PCs for public use

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0141 287 2999

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North Street, Glasgow, G3 7DN

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