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

Day Time
Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 8pm*
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm
Saturday 9am - 5pm*
Sunday closed
​ *Please check to confirm about evening and Saturday productions.​

If you would like to pre-order archive material we would require notice by 12 noon (Monday-Friday) the day prior to your visit to ensure your items are ready at your requested time.


Day Time
Monday 9.30am - 4pm
Tuesday 9.30am - 4pm
Wednesday 9.30am - 4pm
Thursday 9.30am - 4pm
Friday 9.30am - 4pm
Saturday closed
Sunday closed

​Special Collections

Day Time
Monday 9am - 8pm
Tuesday 9am - 8pm
Wednesday 9am - 8pm
Thursday 9am - 8pm
Friday 9am - 5pm
Saturday 9am - 5pm
Sunday closed

NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde Archives

Day Time
Wed-Fri 9am – 5pm by appointment only

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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