Mitchell Library in Glasgow

Do you love both architecture and history? Or do you just want to experience a break from the hectic hustle and bustle of the city centre? If so, the Mitchell Library is the perfect place for you to visit on your next day off! This fantastic building represents Glasgow’s victorian history and architecture, with its immaculate entrance and Dome upon its head. Since its opening in 1911, it has been an important and iconic landmark in the City.

Where can I find Mitchell Library?

The library is located in the Charing Cross area of Glasgow. If travelling via train, Charing Cross station is a short walk away. The building is also located not far from the main strip of Sauchiehall Street.

The library is currently one of Europe’s largest public libraries. Along with this, it is currently the hub for its city-wide information services and is widely used for people to search through its fascinating archives and over a million items of stock. The building also houses The Mitchell Theatre, which is one of Glasgow’s staple theatre venues and has regular shows throughout the year. Along with this, visitors can also visit the on-site cafe and of course their world-famous and intriguing Exhibition hall! Admission to the facility is free, however, Theatre shows need to be paid for and booked according to the show. So what are you waiting for? Come inside and take a break from the noise of the city, and enjoy this beautiful building!

  • Wheelchair access.
  • Open Tuesday to Sunday, 10 am to 4 pm.
  • Cafe.
  • Theatre.

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