Mitchell Library: A tour around the largest public library in Europe loved by Glaswegians

The Mitchell Library has been at the beating heart of Glasgow for almost 150 years

The Mitchell Library and Glasgow are synonymous with each other with the building on North Street having been an essential part of city life for well over 100 years.

Although it has changed over time, the Mitchell continues to aspire to its original aims. “As far as practical, represent every phase of human thought and every variety of human opinion.”

It’s a place to escape the challenges of daily life and discover new ideas through books with the library having over a million books.

The Mitchell remains a building with a strong sense of purpose and here is a look around it.

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