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Special Collections
Level 5, Mitchell Library
North Street

Glasgow, G3 7DN

Phone: 0141 287 2988
specialcollections@glasgowlife.org.uk

How to find items in our Collections How to find items in our Collections
There are a number of ways you can access material from Special Collections.
 

 

  • Some Collections have downloadable lists for browsing e.g. PDF, Excel. If a Collection has an online finding aid it will be available via the Collections A-Z.

 

  • Print, card or fiche indexes - available to consult in the Libraryand staff in the department will be happy to help. Some examples of print-based catalogues: 
  • Catalogue of Manuscripts
  • Newspapers and Periodicals Catalogue (also available on Levels 3 & 4)
  • Scottish Poetry Catalogue 
  • Index to Early Glasgow Views
  • Early Glasgow Printing 
  • North British Locomotive Collection
  • Robert Jeffrey Library Catalogue 
  • Robert Burns Catalogue (books 1976 onward are in online catalogue)
  • Thomas Lipton Collection
  • Harry McShane Collection
  • Glasgow Newspapers
  • Guy Aldred Collection
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Special Collections is open to all and, although appointments are not usually required, it can be helpful to contact us in advance, particularly if travelling from a distance. Proof of ID is required; this should display your name, home address (not university or college) and signature. Customers may be asked for photo ID for some items.

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