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Book:The Hobbit, an unexpected journey : a visual companion:2012
Author: Fisher, Jude
Year 2012
Language: English
Media class: Book
Publisher: HarperCollins
Resource type: Physical
Note: Film tie-in
80p ; 27.8x22.3cm
Book:Becoming, Michelle Obama:2018
Author: Obama, Michelle, 1964-
Author: Obama, Michelle, 1964-
Year 2018
Language: English
Media class: Book
Publisher: Viking
Resource type: Physical
Note: Illustrations on lining papers
xiii, 426 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates, illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 24 cm (hbk)
Book:The reason I jump, one boy's voice from the silence of autism, introduced by David Mitchell, translated by K. A. Yoshida and David Mitchell:2014
Author: Higashida, Naoki, 1992-
Author: Higashida, Naoki, 1992-
Author: Mitchell, David, David Stephen
Year 2014
Language: English
Media class: Book
Publisher: Sceptre Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: Translated from the Japanese Originally published: 2013
178p ; 20cm
Book:Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine, Gail Honeyman:2018
Author: Honeyman, Gail
Year 2018
Media class: Book
Publisher: HarperCollinsPublishers
Resource type: Physical
Note: Originally published: 2017
Book:Where the crawdads sing, Delia Owens:2019
Author: Owens, Delia, 1949-
Year 2019
Media class: Book
Publisher: Corsair
Resource type: Physical
Note: Originally published: New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2018

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A large collection of material relating to the anarchist and socialist Guy Aldred (1886-1963), including his own scrapbooks.

A small collection of books published in Braille. 

Large collection of photographs and volumes by Thomas Annan, James Craig Annan, and John Annan.

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A small collection of material about the Bargarran Witchcraft case of 1696/7.

An extensive collection of books, correspondence and other personal papers, photographs, maps, news cuttings, exam certificates covering many aspects of the writer's life and work.

Collection documenting the administrative running of the George Bennie Airspeed Railway Limited company along with varied ephemera related to the construction of the mile long test run in Milngavie.

One of the largest Robert Burns collections in the world. Includes editions, manuscripts, translations, periodicals and ephemera.


A collection of 65 early maps and sea charts relating primarily to Scotland.

A collection of letters to and from Catherine and Donald Carswell.

Material compiled by bicyclist Thomas Chambers, including diaries, maps, and memorabilia about his cycling journeys.

A collection of chapbooks, mainly printed in Glasgow in the 18th and 19th centuries.

A collection of over 1,500 children's books , including fairy stories, classic novels, annuals, picture books, nursery rhymes, school books and encyclopedias. The majority of titles are pre-1939, many with a Scottish connection.

A collection of material relating to Grace Clark and Colin Murray, two of Scotland's best-known entertainers of the post-War period.

A collection of late 17th century pamphlets on the political and religious upheavals of the time.

A collection of over one hundred pamphlets from the 19th century, mostly on Presbyterianism and other religious topics.


A collection containing around 3000 items of sheet music from the Victorian and Edwardian eras.

A collection of ephemera and other material relating to the lives and performance careers of variety artists Violet and Lloyd Day.

A large collection of material from one of Scotland's best known writers for children.

Reports, letters and typescripts relating to Raya Dunayevskaya’s books, including Marxism and Freedom.

Sheet music and vocal scores of the Dunedin Association of Scottish interest or by Scottish composers.

A collection of over 6000 volumes and 172 Japanese art works from Henry Dyer (1848-1918), engineer, educationalist and writer.


A collection of books and pamphlets about social and labour history.


●   Family History

A large, varied and growing collection of resources, in print and online, to help you research your family history and genealogy.

A collection of 18th century printed engravings from the Foulis Academy and books from the printers Robert and Andrew Foulis of Glasgow.

A collection of over 250 books, many with fine illustrations, by the Edinburgh publishers. T.N. Foulis.


Material documenting the administrative history of the Glasgow and West of Scotland Association for Women's Suffrage.

A foundation collection of The Mitchell Library, and now one of the largest, created in 1874 to collect Glasgow-related material in any medium.  

Material documenting the administrative history of the Glasgow Society of Lady Artists.


A collection of materials used by Harding in his research for an intended book about English opera from 1885 - 1939. 

A collection of books and pamphlets focusing on the game of draughts.

 A large, varied and growing collection of resources, in print and online, to help you explore the many overlaps between family and local history, and to research your ancestors in a local context.


Sheet music of songs and piano music from Victorian and Edwardian era, as well as dance band arrangements of 1920s, 30s and 40s.


An outstanding collection of over 4,000 books bequeathed to the Mitchell Library in 1902. It contains many first editions, fine bindings, illustrated works, especially natural history, and studies of birds.


A large collection of folk and Early English sheet music from the 16th to the 19th century.

A complete set of books produced by William Morris at his Kelmscott press.


A unique album sent from the besieged women of Leningrad to the women of Coatbridge and Airdrie.

A collection of over 100 volumes of press cuttings and photographs covering the business and social life of Sir Thomas Lipton.

●   Local History

A large, varied and growing collection of resources, in print and online, relating to the history and development of Glasgow and its people.


A collection of around 5,000 items of periodicals, posters, broadsides, photographs and pamphlets issued during the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939.

A large collection of material relating to the life and career of Matt McGinn, prominent Scottish folk singer and songwriter.

A collection of books, pamphlets correspondence and other materials reflecting the political interests of the Scottish Socialist Harry McShane

●   Maps

An extensive collection of maps and atlases with some 35,000 sheet maps and 300 atlases.

Material relating to the 1933 Mackintosh Memorial Exhibition at McLellan Galleries, organised by James Meldrum and William Davidson.

A collection of over 200 miniature books.

A collection of about 3000 books, manuscripts and music scores from the Moody-Manners Opera Company.

A collection of material donated by Edwin Morgan (1920-2010), the well-known Glasgow poet and first Scottish 'Makar'.

A small collection of books and pamphlets on the subject of books and publishing.

●   Music

Sheet music and musical scores, books on music and musicians, music practice carrels and scores for hire and music Special Collections.

A collection of scrapbooks for concert and music reviews and news from the 19th and 20th centuries.


●   Newspapers

An extensive collection of local and national newspapers.

A photographic archive of one of the most famous companies of locomotive builders in Britain.


A collection of official government posters dating from the 1940s to the early 1950s.


Over the years, the Mitchell Library and other community libraries have accumulated a small collection of paintings from bequests, donations, loans and gifts.

A collection of books and pamphlets focused on the subject of shorthand writing and phonography.

A collection of over 3000 broadsides sold from “The Poet’s Box” in Glasgow.

A collection of more than 2,000 private press books from more than 200 presses.


A collection of books by and about notable figures in the Quaker religion and movement, dating from the 17th to the 20th centuries.


A collection of books and pamphlets featuring Reynard the Fox, a well-known character in medieval fables.

A collection of music recordings and manuscripts, research notes, and photographs of harps and musicians. Includes Gaelic songs. 


A collection of material relating to the Scottish composer Francis George ('F.G.') Scott.

Collection of correspondence and business papers relating to the administrative history and activities of the Scottish Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) between the years 1956-60.

A collection of over 12,000 volumes of all editions of the works of Scottish poets. Includes anthologies, biographies and critical and historical studies.

A collection of material about the Scottish armies, regiments and individual soldiers that helped shape the events of military warfare throughout the world.

A collection of manuscripts, correspondence and photographs by and about the writer Robert William Service.

A collection of books, manuscripts, catalogues, scrapbooks and drawings by and about the painter William Simpson.

Minute books and cash books of the Glasgow Emancipation Society from its institution in 1833 until 1876.

A collection of thirteen letters from Madeleine Smith, the Glasgow socialite who was the accused in a sensational murder trial in Scotland in 1857, to her lover Pierre Emile L’Angelier.

A collection of sheet music and song albums from the 50s, 60s and 70s, used in STV productions.

A collection of fifteen dramatic posters from the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939.

A collection of over 2,000 books by and about the Swedish philosopher and theologian, Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772).



Explore Glasgow’s history through this online collection of 9000 images. Brings Glasgow's past to life and is a great place to start researching local history in Glasgow and surrounding areas. There are thousands of photographs featuring Glasgow's buildings and streets as well as people going about their daily lives.


A collection of books, pamphlets and government publications on the subject of animal rights and vivisection.

A collection of mostly late 18 century books and pamphlets printed by Ayrshire printers John and Peter Wilson./span>

A collection of over 4,000 illustrations chronicling the rise and progress of shipbuilding and shipping on the River Clyde, the West Coast of Scotland and the Channel.