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The 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:

  • Karen R
    Trip Type:
    Solo travel
    Sunday afternoon at the library
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 28th May 2017
    Impressive Gothic style building Interesting exhibits Quiet areas available for study Helpful unobtrusive staff Lovely shop for gifts and souvenirs I would like to visit again and spend more time... Read full review
  • jayou2016
    Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Interesting place to visit
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 28th May 2017
    I was very impressed with this building when I visited last year. It's a really beautiful place on the doorstep that you pass without really giving a second glance - well worth stopping to look... Read full review
  • Niro S
    Trip Type:
    Must visit in Manchester
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 27th May 2017
    An outstanding old building with mesmerising design. Definitely worth a visit, the cafe downstairs offers nice hot lunches and nicely brewed beverages. 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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