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Top 5 historic libraries
Explore the libraries that have inspired and nurtured Mancunian minds for centuries.
This Grade-II listed building, the second largest public library in the UK, reopened in March 2014 following a £50 million refurbishment. Within the intricate 1930s architecture lies a high-tech media lounge, Archives+ family history centre and much more to keep visitors entertained for hours. More info
The Working Class Movement Library records over 200 years of organising and campaigning by working men and women for social and political progress. The Salford-based library is built on the personal collection of Ruth and Edmund Frow and holds tens of thousands of books, pamphlets and archives, as well as posters, banners, prints, newspapers, photographs and more. More info