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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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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    Amazing neo-gothic building
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    Sunday, 19th May 2019
    The original building hosing thousands of rare and valuable books has been enhanced by tastefully adding on a visitors' centre and atrium with easy access to all floors. A splendid example of... Read full review
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    beautiful and very interesting
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    Monday, 20th May 2019
    What a wonderful building! Free entry. Worth a short visit; lots of photo opportunities. There was an interesting exhibit on the Peterloo massacre when I visited. Read full review
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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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