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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:

  • dhesford
    Trip Type:
    Wonderful building to get out of the city!
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 24th February 2017
    Great place to visit if you want a bit of quiet away from the rest of the city. The darkness, the quiet and the beauty of JRL are all a welcome break from the chaos of Deansgate. Go on your own and... Read full review
  • Andrew_and_Joey
    Cape Town, South Africa
    Trip Type:
    A great place to visit
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 24th February 2017
    The library has some stunning architecture and history. The old books are fascinating to look at and the exhibits are very interesting. There was a treasure hunt for our 6 year old niece Read full review
  • PennyW
    Chester, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Historic and beautiful building still in use
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 23rd February 2017
    Fabulous building now part of University of Manchester but worth a look for lesser beings. Daughter said it put her in mind of Harry Potter. 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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