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Name of Library: Mitchell Library, Social Sciences Department

Address: North Street, Glasgow, G3 7DN.

Town: Glasgow

Telephone: 0141 2872901

Fax: 0141 2872875

E-mail: general.services@cls.glasgow.gov.uk

Website: http://www.glasgow.gov.uk/gcl/

Alternative names

Former Departments of Philosophy and Religion and Social Sciences now merged with

General Services Department


Sally Clegg

Job Title

Purpose and main user community of the library

Public reference library, open to all.

Terms of access

Walk in. No membership.

Opening hours

M-Th 09.00-20.00, F,Sa 09.00-17.00.

Disabled access

Enough lifts and ramps to give reasonable access to the disabled.


Duplicates only considered for lending by ILL.



Periodicals - Back Issues


Current Periodicals



A few videos on religious subjects.

Volumes added per year



General collection, but strong in Scottish Protestant theology, Church history C17-19. A

cross-section of material on Scottish church history has been used to form an open access

Special Collections

Quaker Collection: 376 titles comprising letters, diaries, journals and devotional items of

Quakers of English and American origin. Pre-1900 material permanent loan to Mitchell.

Swedenborg Collection: 2,000 vols., kept separately. Morrison Collection: 7,000 vols. On

theology, mostly kept separately, although some have been relocated to the Rare Books

Collection of the Mitchell. The following collections have been merged in the general Dewey

sequence:The Slains Castle Collection: 3,100 vols. (some theology). Cummings Pamphlets:

185, many on Scottish C19 religious topics. J. H. Thomson Donation: 1,230 vols. on

Covenanting history.


All manuscript material now the responsibility of the Rare Books Collection. Mainly sermons,

but 8 medieval items.

Research resource

Scottish church history and theology C17-19; much useful pamphlet material.

Catalogue Type

Computer (1970-), card (1960-1969), microfiche (1877-1959).

URL of catalogue

Other facilities

50 PCs

Full Time Staff 12

Part Time Staff 6

Voluntary Staff

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