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Central Library

Type:Libraries

St. Peters Square
Manchester
Greater Manchester
M2 5PD

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Tel:+44 (0)161 234 1900

Fax: +44 (0)161 236 6230

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
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    • Very Good
      307
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      74
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      14
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    Recent Reviews:

    • carolinny71
      Oxford, United Kingdom
      Reading room
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 20th March 2022
      Quietly enter the reading room as try and hold your breath as you look up, a place where students come to study or just to read the daily newspaper. But please look up and read the beauty of this... Read full review
    • Mad-and-Irish
      Belfast, United Kingdom
      Somewhere for a Monday!
      4 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 31st March 2022
      I really impressive building. And also one of the few cultural attractions that is open on a Monday and Tuesday, when the museums are all closed! Read full review
    • Candj9173
      North West England, United Kingdom
      Great staff
      5 of 5 stars
      Monday, 11th April 2022
      I came to the library in order to do some family research. At the door I asked where I could get a membership card and I was taken to the information desk. I was given useful information on how to... Read full review

    Facilities

    Accessibility

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

    Attraction Facilities

    • Free Admission

    Catering

    • 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 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)
    DayTimes
    Monday - Thursday09:00 - 20:00*
    Friday - Saturday09:00 - 17:00*
    SundayClosed*
    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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