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Manchester Central Library

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Address: Library St. Peters Square, Manchester M2 5PD, England
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+44 161 234 1900
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Mon - Thu 09:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

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So much more than just a Library

From the amazing architecture, to the variety of things to do inside the building, it is small wonder this building is so popular. Since the renovation the building has been... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

From the amazing architecture, to the variety of things to do inside the building, it is small wonder this building is so popular. Since the renovation the building has been extremely popular, whether it is to use the traditional library services or the more modern services such as film archives, computers, it has everything you could possibly want in a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Not been since it has been upgraded, a very impressive place. Lots of varied spaces just pick your own spot. The main first floor is classic long desks stretching out from the centre of the room. The only reservation is the food! Maybe I'm just old school but food and drink in a library?

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Thank Andrew G
Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great library, its absolutely huge, has regular and random exhibitions inside and a really good catalogue to find any book your after!

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Alsagers Bank
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Gorgeous old building. Lots if history well worth a viset. Nanchester is full of historic old buildings can't wait to go back to do more exploring

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Thank Elsie B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is a stunning building and definitely worth a visit.You can read,watch dvds,play musical instruments for free!

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Thank grace_queen
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

architectural structure is first class. computers and equipments are the latest versions. the city had invested so much in this world class library.

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Bury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I used the library regularly when I worked in Manchester. This was my first visit since refurbishment. What a transformation!

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Bury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We called in here just for nosey round the place and was really impressed with the place. We ended up joining the library so that we can borrow some of the good range of library books and so we will now be regular visitors to this lovely building. There is so much more than just the lending library and it... More 

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Longyearbyen, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing resource for anything you need. This place should certainly be advertised more, it offers courses in a diverse range of specialisations, excellent business literature section and great working space.

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North Wales, UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The refurbishment works undertaken at the library sympathetically blends ultra modern design and lighting in a way which works remarkably well with the traditional elements of the building. Boasting lovely open spaces and a nice coffee shop, it's worth calling in to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city. The Wolfson Reading room on the first... More 

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