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

Graeme Thomson with John Dingwall - Themes for Great Cities: A New History of Simple Minds

Graeme Thomson with John Dingwall - Themes for Great Cities: A New History of Simple Minds

19th May 2022

Graeme Thomson andJohn Dingwall discuss the illuminating new biography of one of Britain's most influential bands, written with the full cooperation of Simple Minds.
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Miles Jupp: History

Miles Jupp: History

19th May 2022

History is the brilliant debut novel from acclaimed comedian, writer and presenter Miles Jupp!
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Emma Gannon: (Dis) Connected

Emma Gannon: (Dis) Connected

19th May 2022

Bestselling business author and podcast host Emma Gannon discusses her manifesto for staying human on the internet with Aye Write!
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Helen FitzGerald and Hannah Graham: The True Crimes Behind Crime Fiction

Helen FitzGerald and Hannah Graham: The True Crimes Behind Crime Fiction

19th May 2022

Join Helen FitzGerald and Hannah Graham for a fascinating look at the crime world in fact and fiction.
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Nathan Evans: The Book of Sea Shanties

Nathan Evans: The Book of Sea Shanties

19th May 2022

Whether you're young or old, gather around and discover the riotous world of sea shanties with local boy and international bestselling singer Nathan Evans at Aye Write!
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Kayo Chingonyi, Dean Atta and Janette Ayachi, More Fiya

Kayo Chingonyi, Dean Atta and Janette Ayachi, More Fiya

19th May 2022

One of Aye Write's new poets from last year returns with an excellent new anthology of black British voices!
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Dr Jo Meacock, Geraldine Shenkin and Peter Tuka - Painting For My Life

Dr Jo Meacock, Geraldine Shenkin and Peter Tuka - Painting For My Life

19th May 2022

The authors of this extraordinary book with be joined by Marianne's daughter to discuss her life and paintings!
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Suzanne Wrack: A Woman’s Game

Suzanne Wrack: A Woman’s Game

19th May 2022

A Woman's Game by Suzanne Wrack explores the history of women's football from the Victorian era – with players in high-heeled boots – to the present day!
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Louise Candlish and Kate Ruby: From the Thriller Page to the TV Screen

Louise Candlish and Kate Ruby: From the Thriller Page to the TV Screen

20th May 2022

The author of the recent STV drama Our House and a TV producer turned novelist discuss their latest thrillers!
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Oliver Milman: The Insect Crisis

Oliver Milman: The Insect Crisis

20th May 2022

Oliver Milman's The Insect Crisis is a topical and urgently needed book about another impending environmental disaster.
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Dr Hilary Jones - Frontline

Dr Hilary Jones - Frontline

20th May 2022

Join Hilary Jones, the well-known and trusted GP who has appeared on many TV shows, as he discusses his first novel, Frontline at Aye Write 2022!
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Helen Lewis: Difficult Women

Helen Lewis: Difficult Women

20th May 2022

Popular journalist and broadcaster Helen Lewis brings a history of feminism in 11 fights to Aye Write 2022!
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Donald Meek and Eoghan Stewart: An evening of Gaelic poetry

Donald Meek and Eoghan Stewart: An evening of Gaelic poetry

20th May 2022

Join Donald Meek and Eoghan Stewart for an evening of Gaelic poetry as part of Aye Write 2022!
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Mihir Bose and Calum Jacobs: Is a Non-Racial Sports World possible?

Mihir Bose and Calum Jacobs: Is a Non-Racial Sports World possible?

20th May 2022

Two writers approach the subject of racism in sport and look forward with positivity.
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Annabel Abbs and Natasha Solomons - Women Finding a Voice in Historical Fiction

Annabel Abbs and Natasha Solomons - Women Finding a Voice in Historical Fiction

20th May 2022

Real historical figures are given back their voices in these striking new novels from Annabel Abbs and Natasha Solomons.
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Mark Woolhouse - The Year the World Went Mad: A Scientific Memoir

Mark Woolhouse - The Year the World Went Mad: A Scientific Memoir

20th May 2022

A new look at the pandemic from one of the leading scientific voices in Scotland, Mark Woolhouse.
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Sarah Pinborough, Harriet Tyce and Dominic Nolan - Nailing Biting Thrillers

Sarah Pinborough, Harriet Tyce and Dominic Nolan - Nailing Biting Thrillers

21st May 2022

If you like a thriller that will keep you up at night, turning 'just one more page' – these are the books for you!
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Wendy Erskine, Jem Calder and Gerda Stevenson - Short, But Perfectly Formed Stories

Wendy Erskine, Jem Calder and Gerda Stevenson - Short, But Perfectly Formed Stories

21st May 2022

AWendy Erskine, Jem Calder and Gerda Stevenson... authors who excel in the fine art of short-story writing talk about their new collections.
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Shon Faye - The Transgender Issue: An Argument for Justice

Shon Faye - The Transgender Issue: An Argument for Justice

21st May 2022

A landmark book that signals the beginning of a new, healthier conversation about trans life.
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Lianne Dillsworth, Sean Lusk & Melissa Fu - Fiction Across the Centuries

Lianne Dillsworth, Sean Lusk & Melissa Fu - Fiction Across the Centuries

21st May 2022

Lianne Dillsworth, Sean Lusk & Melissa Fu present their spectacular new historical novels – each taking place in a different century!
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Dr Sohom Das - In Two Minds: Stories of murder, justice and recovery from a forensic psychiatrist

Dr Sohom Das - In Two Minds: Stories of murder, justice and recovery from a forensic psychiatrist

21st May 2022

In Two Minds is an honest, revealing and at times humorous memoir from the highly regarded Forensic Psychiatrist, Dr Sohom Das.
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Damien Lewis - The Flame of Resistance: American Hero. French Hero. British Spy

Damien Lewis - The Flame of Resistance: American Hero. French Hero. British Spy

21st May 2022

Drawing on a plethora of new historical material Damien Lewis upends the conventional story of Josephine Baker.
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Karen Lloyd and Andrew Painting - Restoration and Rewilding Against the Odds

Karen Lloyd and Andrew Painting - Restoration and Rewilding Against the Odds

21st May 2022

Two outstanding nature writers will discuss their books dealing with restoration, rewilding renewal and repair.
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Justin Webb - The Gift of a Radio: My Childhood and other Train Wrecks Chaired by Ruth Wishart

Justin Webb - The Gift of a Radio: My Childhood and other Train Wrecks Chaired by Ruth Wishart

21st May 2022

The candid, unsparing and darkly funny memoir from the Radio 4 broadcaster and journalist, Justin Webb.
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Lorna Cooper and Vicky Spratt - The Basics of Food and Shelter

Lorna Cooper and Vicky Spratt - The Basics of Food and Shelter

21st May 2022

A topical session on the current cost of living crisis – and what can be done about it.
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Rachael Blok, J B Mylet and Jacqueline Roy - Haunting Psychological Thrillers

Rachael Blok, J B Mylet and Jacqueline Roy - Haunting Psychological Thrillers

21st May 2022

These thrillers all share a psychological theme, and institutional settings that will stay with you for a long time.
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Professor Dame Sue Black - The Books that Made Me

Professor Dame Sue Black - The Books that Made Me

21st May 2022

Professor Dame Sue Black shares the books that have inspired, entertained and moved her over the years.
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Matthew Keeley Introduces... Liam Konemann, Julie Owen Moylan and James Cahill

Matthew Keeley Introduces... Liam Konemann, Julie Owen Moylan and James Cahill

21st May 2022

Glasgow-based writer and teacher Matthew Keeley introduces this panel of debut writers as part of Aye Write 2022!
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Jenni Fagan with Claire Mitchell QC and Zoe Venditozzi Witches of Scotland Podcast

Jenni Fagan with Claire Mitchell QC and Zoe Venditozzi Witches of Scotland Podcast

21st May 2022

Join Zoe and Claire from The Witches of Scotland podcast for a special live recording with Jenni Fagan, author of Hex!
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David Hendy - The BBC: A People’s History

David Hendy - The BBC: A People’s History

21st May 2022

David Hendy presents a new history of a global institution that defines Britain and created modern broadcasting.
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William Atkins - Exiles: Three Island Journeys

William Atkins - Exiles: Three Island Journeys

21st May 2022

Occupying the fertile zone where history, biography and travel writing meet, Exiles is a masterpiece of imaginative empathy.
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Iain Hood, Maggie Ritchie and Philip Miller - Glasgow Art in Fiction

Iain Hood, Maggie Ritchie and Philip Miller - Glasgow Art in Fiction

21st May 2022

Three new novels from Iain Hood, Maggie Ritchie and Philip Miller take their inspiration from Glasgow and its artists.
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Otto English and Kathleen Wyatt - Pants on Fire

Otto English and Kathleen Wyatt - Pants on Fire

21st May 2022

These two authors should help you to tell the truth from the many, many lies we’ve been told.
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Sam Fowles - Overruled: Our Vanishing Democracy in 8 Cases

Sam Fowles - Overruled: Our Vanishing Democracy in 8 Cases

21st May 2022

Sam Fowles presents an insider's view into how our government has undermined our democratic principles from a barrister who took the Prime Minister to court.
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Cameron Wyllie and Alison Colwell - Head Teacher Tales

Cameron Wyllie and Alison Colwell - Head Teacher Tales

21st May 2022

Two Head Teachers from very different schools tell tales from the classroom and staffroom!
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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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An Evening with Aly Bain & Phil Cunningham

An Evening with Aly Bain & Phil Cunningham

26th August 2022

Join Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham at The Mitchell Theatre in Glasgow on Friday 26th August for a night not to be missed!
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The Jerseys: Oh What A Nite!

The Jerseys: Oh What A Nite!

16th September 2022

This all-singing all-dancing show will have you dancing in the aisles! Don't miss The Jerseys at the Mitchell Theatre on Friday 16th September 2022!
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Tramway

Tramway

25 Albert Drive, Glasgow South Side G41 2PE

Tramway is an international art-space that commissions, produces and presents contemporary arts projects.
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Tron Theatre

Tron Theatre

63 Trongate, Glasgow City Centre G1 5HB

The Tron Theatre has been a familiar landmark in Glasgow's Merchant City area for centuries and a popular cultural venue for over twenty years.
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The Palace Theatre

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The Palace Theatre is a 500 seat theatre which offers a year round programme of music, comedy, drama, dance and light entertainment, offering something...
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Kings Theatre Glasgow

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King's Theatre Glasgow opened in 1904 as one of the most brilliant designs of the prolific theatre architect Frank Matcham and has played host to top stars and shows ever since!
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Joytown Grand Electric Theatre

Joytown Grand Electric Theatre

42-48 New City Road, Glasgow City Centre G4 9JT

Joytown Grand Electric Theatre is a multi-arts event space in Glasgow's prominent chinatown. Most recently a disused snooker hall that lay empty for years...
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Kilmardinny Arts Centre

Kilmardinny Arts Centre

50 Kilmardinny Avenue, Bearsden G61 3NN

This gracious A-listed Georgian mansion, surrounded by attractively landscaped gardens operates primarily as an arts centre, delivering a diverse range...
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The Grand Hall

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The Grand Hall forms part of the Palace Theatre and Grand Hall Complex, Ayrshire's premier entertainment venue, and is situated in the heart of Kilmarnock.
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The Old Fruitmarket

The Old Fruitmarket

The Old Fruitmarket Candleriggs, Glasgow City Centre G1 1NQ

Prepare to be caught under the spell of Glasgow's Old Fruitmarket, Glasgow's Centre for Music, as soon as you walk through its doors!
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Glasgow Film Theatre

Glasgow Film Theatre

12 Rose Street, Glasgow City Centre G3 6RB

What began as a single screen cinema over 80 years ago has become Scotland’s most diverse and best publicly attended independent cinema, and home to the award-winning Glasgow Film Festival.
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Oran Mor

Oran Mor

Oran Mor Byres Road, Glasgow West End G12 8QX

Formerly Kelvinside Parish Church, Òran Mór, Gaelic for 'great melody of life' or 'big song', is a thriving arts & entertainment venue in the heart of Glasgow's West End!
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