The Mitchell Library and Theatre

The Mitchell Library is one of Europe's largest public libraries with over one million items of stock and is the hub of a city-wide information service, it's also home to the Mitchell Theatre!

The Mitchell Library And Theatre

About The Mitchell Library and Theatre

The Mitchell Library North Street, Glasgow City Centre G3 7DN
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With its distinctive green dome, the building has been one of the city’s iconic landmarks since it opened in 1911 and is also home to the Mitchell Theatre, an exhibition hall and the Herald Café Bar.

Archives And Collections

The library specialises in material relating to Glasgow’s history, including the city’s Archives and has extensive family history resources. Collections range from rare books and manuscripts to newspapers and online databases.

Business @ The Mitchell

With a range of online business resources available in the library or remotely from your own PC, Business @ The Mitchell has everything you need for starting your own business.

Computers And Internet Access

Customers have access to 96 public PCs and free Wi-Fi is available throughout the building. The Information Desk is located at the Granville Street entrance, which is fully accessible. There is another entrance to the Library on North Street but this is not suitable for people who might require assistance.

The Herald Café Bar

The Herald Café Bar is a light, modern, welcoming space situated on the ground floor of The Mitchell Library. It’s great place to have a break if you’re doing some research at the library or are looking for somewhere to meet up with friends for lunch. The menu includes snacks and light meals, hot drinks and sandwiches.
The Café is right next to The Mitchell Theatre so it’s an ideal place to grab something to eat before an event. The Café is fully licensed too so you can even enjoy a glass of wine or a cool beer with your meal too.

You'll find The Mitchell’s main surf area with 50 PCs with FREE Internet access nearby and there’s free Wi-Fi too so you can check your emails over a coffee.

The staff on the Information Desk will be happy to help with any enquiry whether it's about events, exhibitions or services in the Library or how to access material from the collections.

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Upcoming Events at The Mitchell Library and Theatre

Introduction to IP: How to Identify and Protect your IP Assets

Introduction to IP: How to Identify and Protect your IP Assets

Selected dates between 11th February 2021 - 9th December 2021
Online Event Glasgow

Whether it's an invention, design, brand name, literary work or a song, this session will give you the knowledge to identify the Intellectual Property assets contained within your business!
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Amythyst Kiah with Heal & Harrow

Amythyst Kiah with Heal & Harrow

21st January 2022

After a landmark year in 2021, including a hugely acclaimed second album and three Americana Music Award nominations, Tennessean singer-songwriter Amythyst Kiah returns to Celtic Connections!
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The Lonesome Ace Stringband and The Magpies

The Lonesome Ace Stringband and The Magpies

22nd January 2022

Canadian trio The Lonesome Ace Stringband will play the Mitchell Theatre on January 22nd with support from The Magpies as part of Celtic Connections 2022!
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Megan Henderson with Ainsley Hamill: Not Just Ship Land

Megan Henderson with Ainsley Hamill: Not Just Ship Land

23rd January 2022

Multi-instrumentalist and singer Megan Henderson, of acclaimed Highland quintet Breabach, is one of Scotland's most in-demand musicians! Dont miss her headline performance at the Mitchell Theatre!
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Aoife O’Donovan with Lera Lynn

Aoife O’Donovan with Lera Lynn

26th January 2022

Aoife O'Donovan returns to Celtic Connections to launch her much-anticipated third album Age of Apathy, recorded with Grammy-winning producer Joe Henry!
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Iain Fraser ‘Gneiss’ with Josie Duncan

Iain Fraser ‘Gneiss’ with Josie Duncan

28th January 2022

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Fèis Rois nan Inbheach Fèis Rois presents a new suite of music by leading Scottish fiddler Iain Fraser!
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Andrew Wasylyk and support

Andrew Wasylyk and support

30th January 2022

Dundee-based jazz musician/producer Andrew Wasylyk plays music from Fugitive Light And Themes Of Consolation: the third in his acclaimed trilogy exploring the east coast of Scotland!
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Catriona Price: Hert and Cynefin

Catriona Price: Hert and Cynefin

2nd February 2022

Prolific, versatile and prodigiously gifted, violinist/composer Catriona Price will perform live at the Mitchell Theatre on 2nd February as part of Celtic Connections 2022!
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Hannah Rarity and The Alt & special guest Kevin Burke

Hannah Rarity and The Alt & special guest Kevin Burke

3rd February 2022

Singer and songwriter Hannah Rarity previews material from her eagerly-anticipated second album at the Mitchell Theatre as part of Celtic Connections 2022!
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Queen Will Rock You!

Queen Will Rock You!

1st April 2022

Queen Will Rock You are well established as one of the world's most authentic tributes to the legend that is Freddie Mercury and Queen, don't miss them at The Mitchell Theatre on April 1st!
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The Night Sky Show

The Night Sky Show

23rd April 2022

The Night Sky Show at the Mitchell Theatre, Glasgow will take you on an epic journey from our celestial back yard and across the cosmos!
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Starless

Starless

21st May 2022

Starless come to Glasgow's Mitchell Theatre to perform tracks from their brand new album Earthbound, released on Last Night From Glasgow!
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Forbidden Nights

Forbidden Nights

22nd June 2022

The Forbidden Nights Tour is coming to Glasgow's Mitchell Theatre with a brand new high-octane show, guaranteed to get your pulse racing!
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