Visitor Information

Contact Details

Family History at The Mitchell

The Mitchell

North Street


G3 7DN


Phone: 0141 287 2988


Fax: 0141 226 8452




Opening Hours

The Family History resources at the Mitchell Library are made up of records from the Glasgow City Archives, the Registrar's Service, the library's Special Collections and the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Archives. These services currently operate the opening hours listed below.

Glasgow City Archives

Please note that we are now operating an appointments system. To request an appointment, please complete the Archives Appointment Booking Form and email to Further information and other frequently asked questions are available at Please also see The Mitchell Library’s FAQs at

Day Time
Monday Closed
Tuesday 11am - 3pm
Wednesday 11am - 3pm
Thursday 11am - 3pm
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

​Special Collections (updated July 2021)

We are pleased to be offering increased hours as we are now in Level 0. There are still restrictions in place and the number of customers able to access the department is still at a reduced level. If you have a specific enquiry or wish to pre-book an appointment please email or phone 0141 287 2999.

Day Time
Tuesday 10am - 4pm
Wednesday 10am - 4pm
Thursday 10am - 4pm
Friday 10am - 4pm
Saturday 10am - 4pm
Sunday Closed


Update: 17 December 2021

In light of the recent Scottish Government guidelines, we have had to take the decision to postpone the opening of our booking diary for the Genealogy Centre at this time. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and will provide an update after the festive holiday period.

NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde Archives

Update: January 2022

NHS GGCA is running a reduced service until Spring 2022.

We will prioritise enquiries from people seeking access to their own information (or making a request on behalf of another person) – email .

However, we are unable to accept new enquiries relating to biographical or academic research, or to host reader visits. 

We apologise for the inconvenience this causes.  We are planning the reintroduction of services as soon as possible in the Spring.

Mitchell Access


Full details of disabled access can be found on DisabledGo.​


Plan your visit


First Bus 9, 11, 16, 18, 42/a, 44/a, 57, 62, 118.


St George’s Cross is the nearest Underground station to The Mitchell Library - about a 10 minute walk.


Charing Cross Station is close by the Library.

Turn left at the Bath Street exit and the Library is directly on other side of bridge over M8 motorway.

Anderston Station is a 5 minute walk away.

Take the entrance on to North Street and turn right.


Travelling Westbound on M8, take the Charing Cross exit (Junction 17), cross over Sauchiehall Street and The Library is to the right.


Travelling Eastbound on the M8, take the City Centre exit (Junction 19) and follow signs for Charing Cross or Mitchell Library.

On-street metered parking is available outside the Library or there is a NCP Car Park on India Street next to Charing Cross Train Station.


Free WiFi & Internet access

Herald Cafe Bar

Reprographic service


Baby change

Disabled access via Granville Street Lifts to all floors

Disabled toilets located at Granville Street & North Street entrances​​


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