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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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:

  • J-Richard-Whitehead
    Manchester, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Marvellous Gothic Building in Manchester.
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 20th September 2018
    Fascinating gothic architecture in the centre of Deansgate. A must hour for any visitor to Manchester. Lots if interesting books and some artwork. Read full review
  • Robin K
    Manchester, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Solo travel
    Incredible Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 20th September 2018
    I’ve lived in this area for 40 years and this is my first time of visiting. What an oversight. The library is almost hidden away on the main road of Deansgate. From the outside it looks a little... Read full review
  • Jay1902
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Stunning
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 19th September 2018
    Really enjoyed our visit here. The staff are very helpful and informative and the actual building itself is amazing. The new section was built in 2007 and fits beautifully into the old section. They... Read full review

Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2018)
DayTimes
Monday12:00 - 17:00
Tuesday - Saturday10:00 - 17:00
Sunday12:00 - 17:00
Bank Holiday12:00 - 17:00

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