Central Library


St. Peters Square
Greater Manchester
M2 5PD

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Recent Reviews:

  • Bernard R
    Vienna, Austria
    Intresting collection about Manchester local history
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 19th May 2019
    Many fascinating features of the original library, in particular the hushed atmosphere of the Reading Room on the first floor, now combined with modern 21st century upgrading in other paerts of the... Read full review
  • Avery S
    Berwick-upon-Tweed, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 19th May 2019
    Beautiful architecture and friendly atmosphere - statement building in this wonderful city. Loved it Read full review
  • GerryShepard
    Trip Type:
    Solo travel
    Makes you proud
    4 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 22nd May 2019
    Been coming here since I was young and you do not appreciate these things until you get older. I do hope my children get to enjoy special traditional places like this. Read full review



  • Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors

Attraction Facilities

  • Free Admission


  • Cater for vegetarians
  • On-Site café/restaurant

Imported Facilities

  • Disabled Access - BASIC (*)
  • Open All Year

Provider Facilities

  • Lift
  • Toilets

Provider Features

  • In town/city centre
  • Indoor Attraction

Dates and Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)
Monday - Thursday09:00 - 19:30*
Friday - Saturday09:00 - 16:30*

* Mon-Thur: 10am-8pm.
Fri-Sat: 10am-5pm.

Mon-Sat. Closed Bank Holidays.

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

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