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:

  • Luke S
    Trip Type:
    Solo travel
    Not a library to study in, A tourist attraction
    1 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 23rd March 2019
    Tried to study here, as I thought the buildings and atmosphere would inspire me to work, instead, I left after half an hour and headed to central. There aren't many desks and the upper sections are... Read full review
  • pughcd
    Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Peterloo Exhibition just opened
    4 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 24th March 2019
    Historic library with souvenir book shop and cafe. The latest exhibition on the Peterloo Massacre 1819 was excellent. The giant street map showing the routes and personnel involved was enlightening... Read full review
  • CA_Girl_in_London
    London, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Worth a visit
    4 of 5 stars
    Monday, 25th March 2019
    Such a beautiful library and the exhibits were nice. Definitely worth a visit to see the old books. Very fascinating. 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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