The John Rylands Research Institute and Library


The University of Manchester
150 Deansgate
Greater Manchester
M3 3EH

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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:

  • Ann Marie K
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Family from USA adult
    2 of 5 stars
    Monday, 8th May 2023
    It was fantastic to have such a fatanstic building on your doorstep . I was thinking of where to take family from san francisco in manchester its a great place x Read full review
  • AnatoliZ
    Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Excellent historical site in Manchester city centre
    4 of 5 stars
    Monday, 8th May 2023
    Excellent historical site in Manchester city centre. An excellent historical building and library in great condition. Admission is free. Read full review
  • sophieL3245UI
    Trip Type:
    Solo travel
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 28th May 2023
    I almost didn't go, because I figured, do I really need to see another old building, however beautiful? Turns out, yes, I did. It's beautiful and sometimes appealingly creepy. It's Céline Dion goes... Read full review

Dates and Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2023)
Monday - WednesdayClosed
Thursday10:00 - 12:00
13:30 - 17:00
Friday10:00 - 12:00
13:00 - 17:00
Saturday10:00 - 12:00
13:30 - 17:00
Bank HolidayClosed

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