Central Library


St. Peters Square
Greater Manchester
M2 5PD

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    Recent Reviews:

    • zanit2019
      Cape Town Central, South Africa
      Trip Type:
      Solo travel
      Wish I had more time!
      4 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 25th July 2023
      Loved the library. Visitor-friendly (free guide available at the entrance). Treasures dotted around the iconic building. Loved the "Curry Lane" photo exhibit and would love to study in the central... Read full review
    • paulac32
      Manchester, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Solo travel
      Curry and culture
      5 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 22nd August 2023
      Free exhibition about Curry Mile on first floor. If you are visiting the library these photographic exhibitions are always worth a look. Read full review
    • Marcia G
      Santiago, Chile
      Trip Type:
      Solo travel
      Returned twice in a day :-)
      5 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 23rd September 2023
      Loved this place. You can walk pretty much everywhere, use everything...sit and relax and even read a newspaper or charge your phone. The reading room is amazing and the silence is mesmerizing :) 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 2023 - 31 Dec 2023)
    Monday - Thursday09:00 - 20:00*
    Friday - Saturday09:00 - 17:00*
    Bank HolidayClosed


    Mon-Sat. Closed Bank Holidays.

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

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