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Central Library


St. Peters Square
Greater Manchester
M2 5PD

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Tel:+44 (0)161 234 1900

Fax: +44 (0)161 236 6230

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Recent Reviews:

  • dughall
    Holmfirth, United Kingdom
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    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 7th April 2018
    Definitely worth a visit! This building boasts impressive architecture and a wonderful design. The Reading Room is an astonishing space heavily populated with hundreds of studious mancunian scholars... Read full review
  • Assad S
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    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 6th April 2018
    Good morning it is 0626 hours I am writing a review on the wonderful interesting library you have I have been 3 times now at the Manchester library I joined on the 2/4/2018. Also would like to say as... Read full review
  • fino76
    Manchester, United Kingdom
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    High Tech restoration.
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 3rd April 2018
    A stunning building inside & out; a must visit in Manchester City Centre. Keep the noise down though. Read full review


Attraction Facilities

  • Free Admission

Provider Features

  • In town/city centre
  • Indoor Attraction


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


  • Cater for vegetarians
  • On-Site café/restaurant

Provider Facilities

  • Lift
  • Toilets

Imported Facilities

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

Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)
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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