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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Recent Reviews:

  • 1Petri1
    Helsinki, Finland
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Wow!
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 14th July 2019
    The library is definitely worth a visit. It’s more like some beautiful old cathedral than a library. Simply beautiful! Read full review
  • anne120602
    Birnam, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Incredible building
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 16th July 2019
    I really enjoyed my visit to the John Rylands library. It is a spectacular example of gothic artchitecture and it is free to get in. Definitely worth a visit. Read full review
  • mick3187
    Melbourne, Australia
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Well worth a visit
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 16th July 2019
    This is an unusual library and well worth a visit. The main reading room is striking, the history of the library is interesting and the exhibits are worth seeing. The striking thing is that this... 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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