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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

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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:

  • Lutlut7
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    Trip Type:
    Solo travel
    Library of all libraries!
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 29th March 2017
    Visited The John Rylands Library during my short stay in Manchester. My experience can be summarized below: What's impressive: - Impressive exteriors which are well retained for its original Gothic... Read full review
  • Alitar1998
    Yeovil, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Manchesters diverse history
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 28th March 2017
    The building and architecture is outstanding- well kept and loved by the custodians. Amazing that the local university students can use this as a place of study in keeping with the spirit of the... Read full review
  • Bbestlin
    Trip Type:
    Solo travel
    Wonderful Library!
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 27th March 2017
    I love to visit the library. Everytime I walk around, I feel like it's so beautiful. I fall in love with the interior design of the building since the first time. If you get any friends come to visit... 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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