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Manchester Central Library

Library St. Peters Square, Manchester M2 5PD, England
+44 161 234 1983
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Went to see the Smiths exhibition which was not very good.But went and looked around the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Gilly1963
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Great exhibitions

What a great place to visit with fabulous interactive exhibitions. The basement exhibition of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sirenita123
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent65%
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“reading room” (91 reviews)
“music section” (12 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Library St. Peters Square, Manchester M2 5PD, England
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+44 161 234 1983
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Went to see the Smiths exhibition which was not very good.But went and looked around the library.Which is an amazing place with people studying.People on piano.The building it self is very impressive.

Thank Gilly1963
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great place to visit with fabulous interactive exhibitions. The basement exhibition of the Suffragette movement, provided my local schoolchildren, was really interesting. I also particularly enjoyed The Immigration, suffragette, social housing exhibitions on the ground floor. Definitely worth a visit.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was lucky enough to have someone show me this place a few years ago, so when I was back in the city with my wife I took her to see it- the reading room is just incredible. It is OK just to wander in...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The library is housed in a particularly beautiful building, with a fabulous painted ceiling in the entrance hall. It's a great place to get some work done, quiet and comfortable. There are also free exhibitions.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best Libary I ever visited by far state of the art facilities. Lots of things to do from reading a book to video editing or relaxing playing on the games consoles.Great Business centre for research and lots of digital and print resources.

Thank Matthew S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The refurbished and revitalised central library is absolutely amazing. Apart from a comprehensive selection of books, both fiction & non fiction there is an abundance of local information and research material. Ideal for students. A cafe for drinks and light snacks and upstairs you get...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is lovely. Take a wander round the whole circuit, and spend some time in the central space too. Usually there is an exhibition on somewhere (WWI art when we were there), and all free.

Thank paulspod
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Reviewed 11 May 2018

I just wandered in because I saw the sign for the Hit the North photo exhibition, which was great, the building was another surprise. Great stained glass, a reading room full of young people in studious silence and a giant Manchester bee on the landing....More

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Reviewed 8 May 2018

Its a quiet place, comfortable chairs, you can connect your laptop or use library ones. There are a few rooms to choose if you need more silence or not and there is a children area and snack bar too.

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Reviewed 29 April 2018

The people of Manchester are very lucky to have such a beautiful library. The reading room took my breath away! We took out 5 year old for a tour and she loved it. We come from a small town where the library has just closed....More

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Don C
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Response from geofflancs | Reviewed this property |
A car park next to the Ibis Hotel near Chinatown
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Sue T
21 September 2017|
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Response from Jackie P | Property representative |
Hi, Yes we have the MEN on microfilm. It's on open access and can be viewed anytime, no need to book. It's in Archives+ on the ground floor, behind the cafe.
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Angelines G
6 July 2017|
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Yes, the library is open in August. However it's not open on Sundays or Bank Holidays.
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