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The Friends room is on the ground floor of the historic Mitchell Library building. This beautiful space is the original Mitchell Reading Room, opened to the public in 1910. It features enameled steel and leadlight bookcases which hold editions of Cervantes’ Don Quixote from the magnificent collection of the late Dr Ben Haneman. This space is often use for cocktail parties for up to 130 people.