The John Rylands Library

Type:Libraries

The University of Manchester
150 Deansgate
Manchester
Greater Manchester
M3 3EH

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Tel:0161 306 0555

Fax: +44 (0)161 834 5574

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The John Rylands Library

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Map & Directions

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.

Road Directions

The nearest NCP car parks are on Watson Street, New Quay Street and Blackfriars Street.

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  • pedro916
    Manchester, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    wonderful history
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 15th January 2019
    Located in the centre of Manchester close to Deansgate it is an absolute must to visit when sightseeing in the city. It is free to enter with a donation if you choose. The ground floor is a modern... Read full review
  • Neil B
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Lovely old building
    4 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 16th January 2019
    Great asset for the city. Free entry. ‘The women who shaped Manchester’ exhibit is interesting (but small). Just looking at the old library gallery is worth a visit. Read full review
  • jessicasN4963FO
    Lovely architecture
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 18th January 2019
    A very nice building, interesting history and great architecture - for free! Definitely worth a visit. Read full review

Dates and Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2019)
DayTimes
Monday12:00 - 17:00
Tuesday - Saturday10:00 - 17:00
Sunday12:00 - 17:00
Bank Holiday12:00 - 17:00

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