Mitchell Library

Mitchell Library
North Street, Glasgow, G3 7DN
  • Telephone 0141 287 2999
  • Opening times Mon–Thu 9am–8pm; Fri–Sat 9am–5pm; Closed Sun
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  • Website www.glasgowlife.org.uk/libraries/…
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Mitchell Library

The first phase of Mitchell Library redevelopment has introduced 'Leisure and Lifestyle at the Mitchell'. Included in that is a lending library to complement the long-time non-circulating collection. As well, a smart, open and airy café bar has been added. It is located adjacent to the new rows of computer terminals with internet access and the shimmering floor-to-ceiling windows facing south towards Kent Road. [Not recently visited.]

  • Provides: Free wi-fi

Events at this venue

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All the Burrell's a Stage

A talk from Burrell Project Curator, Laura Bauld, introducing a fabulous line-up of theatrical figures, performers, and characters from the objects of Burrell Collection.  The talk will be supported a small display from The Mitchell's Theatre Collections. The Mitchell Library - Moir / Dyer / Simpson

Tue 7 May

Free / 0141 287 2999

Archives Sources for Family History

A friendly introduction to the unique sources in the Archives for genealogical research by one of the City Archivists. Suitable for family history beginners. Please book a space at 0141 287 2999 Event takes place in Glasgow Room, in the Mitchell Library

Wed 22 May

Free / 0141 287 2999

Candles, Conversion and Class: Five Generations of a Scottish Jewish Family

Fiona Frank’s Candles, Conversions and Class: Five Generations of a Scottish Jewish Family was published earlier this year by the Scottish Jewish Archives Centre and follows the story of Rabbi Zvi David, Sophia Hoppenstein and their descendants. Fiona will recount some of the stories and help you record your own family…

Tue 14 May

Free but ticketed / 0141 287 2999

Denise Mina

The popular Scottish crime writer and playwright talks about her work.

Wed 22 May

£10–£12.50 / 0141 287 2999

Family History Advice

Book a 30 minute session with one of our librarians for advice on your research.  Suitable for those with family history experience. Family History Centre, Special Collections, Level 5, The Mitchell Library 30 minutes per person.

Thu 25 Apr

Free / 0141 287 2999

Wed 22 May

Free / 0141 287 2999

Getting Started with Find My Past

Learn more about "Find My Past" and how it's amazing resources will help your family history research. Mitchell Library, Level 2 - Training Suite.

Tue 14 May

Free / 0141 287 2999

Irish Family History Advice Sessions

Need advice on researching your Irish Family History? Why not book one of the 20 minutes sessions with one of our archivists? Limited spaces. Please book a space at 0141 287 2999 Event takes place in Archives searchroom (level five), in the Mitchell Library 20 Minutes per person

Tue 21 May

Free / 0141 287 2999

Library Resources for Family History

An introduction to print and online resources for Family History beginners. Blythswood Room, Level 5, Mitchell Library

Mon 20 May

Free / 0141 287 2999

LKN Live Screening: The Hay Literary Festival

We have a day of live screenings at the Mitchell Library being beamed from the Hay Literary Festival.  Enjoy the magic of these children’s authors streamed live from Hay! This is a simultaneous event across the Living Knowledge Network The author sessions that will be screened are: 10.00 Julia Donaldson 11.30…

Sat 25 May

Free / 0141 287 2999

Madeleine Smith & Morris & Co.

Discover how Victorian Scotland's "Murder Trial of the Century”, with its sex, drugs and betrayal, impacted on the sedate world of William Morris & Co. A talk by Andy Hughes.   Followed by opportunity to view a selection of original materials relating to the four notorious “Square Mile of Murder” cases…

Thu 30 May

Free / 0141 287 2999

Mitchell Children’s Trail

The Mitchell Library is a big building with over a million books inside! We have lots of floors and corridors and we opened our door on this site in 1911. There are have been two extensions (including incorporating the St Andrew’s Hall’s facade in the 1980s. We have a children’s trail for you to discover the secrets of…

Thu 25 Apr

Free / 0141 287 2999

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Fri 26 Apr

Free / 0141 287 2999

Sat 27 Apr

Free / 0141 287 2999

…and 12 more dates until 9 May

Mitchell Curious

Join us in the Let’s Talk space as we explore our collections and bring out a selection of materials not normally on display. Come along and see a selection of the wide range of maps and atlases we hold. This will include early Glasgow maps tracing the development of the city to the present day, military and thematic…

Mon 20 May

Free / 0141 287 2999

Wed 22 May

Free / 0141 287 2999

Thu 23 May

Free / 0141 287 2999

Mitchell Library Open Tours

A tour behind the scenes of the famous Mitchell Library. The Mitchell Library opened its doors at North Street in 1911 and has grown ever since! This behind the scenes tour gives you a chance to hear the history of the library and experience the workings of Glasgow’s largest public library.   Places are limited. The…

Thu 25 Apr

Free but ticketed / 0141 287 2999

Tue 7 May

Free but ticketed / 0141 287 2999

Thu 23 May

Free but ticketed / 0141 287 2999

Tue 28 May

Free but ticketed / 0141 287 2999

Paul Mason: Clear Bright Future

Writer, broadcaster and film-make Paul Mason discusses his new book Clear Bright Future, which discusses humankind's rights, freedoms and power to create change.

Thu 16 May

£10–£12.50 / 0141 287 2999

'The Piston and the Pen': Scottish Workers and the Mitchell's Poet's Corner Collection

This talk by Professor Kirstie Blair of the University of Strathclyde highlights some of the treasures found in the Library’s extensive collection of nineteenth and twentieth- century minor Scottish poets, especially the inclusion of numerous poetry-writing industrial workers within it. BL-LKN Writing 2019 theme.…

Thu 16 May

Free / 0141 287 2999

Redesigning the World

This small display celebrates William Morris’ Kelmscott Press, showcasing the Mitchell Library’s collection. Between the first publication of The Kelmscott Press – The Story of the Glittering Plain (1891) - and Morris’ death in 1896, nearly 50 books were printed and published. Event takes place in The Mitchell Library…

Thu 25 Apr

Free / 0141 287 2999

Fri 26 Apr

Free / 0141 287 2999

Sat 27 Apr

Free / 0141 287 2999

…and 30 more dates until 1 Jun

Tracing Belgian Refugees during World War 1

Workshop launching UK online database which hosts details on Belgian Refugees who came to Britain during World War. Event takes place in Moir-Dyer Room, in the Mitchell Library

Fri 31 May

Free / 0141 287 2999

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