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John Rylands Library


The University of Manchester
150 Deansgate
Greater Manchester
M3 3EH

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Tel:0161 306 0555

Fax: +44 (0)161 834 5574

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John Rylands Library

Map & Directions

Road Directions

The nearest NCP car parks are on Watson Street, New Quay Street and Blackfriars Street.

Public Transport Directions

The easiest way to reach the library from Piccadilly, Oxford Road and Victoria railway stations is via the free Metro-Shuttle buses.

The number 1 Metro-Shuttle runs from the forecourt of Piccadilly station every few minutes. Alight on John Dalton Street at stop WX, turn left onto Deansgate and you will see the library in front of you.

The number 2 Metro-Shuttle runs from Victoria station every ten minutes. Alight on Deansgate, opposite the library.

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Recent Reviews:

  • minxycookie
    Manchester, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Great hidden gem in our city !
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 6th December 2016
    Took some friends in here on there first sight seeing trip to manchester . Lovely old building , well kept and steeped with history . Harry potter would think he was at home in here its just like... Read full review
  • Sarah M
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 6th December 2016
    A really encapsulating library, if you're in Manchester you MUST visit!!! A huge range of books, papers, files, you name it! Awesome architecture and helpful staff Read full review
  • Pat S
    Darwen, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Renown seat of learnibg
    4 of 5 stars
    Monday, 5th December 2016
    A good shop and excellent licenced cafe. A very pleasant guide took us on a short tour of the library and a longer more detailed tour is also available. Read full review

Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2017)
Monday12:00 - 17:00
Tuesday - Saturday10:00 - 17:00
Sunday12:00 - 17:00
Bank Holiday12:00 - 17:00

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