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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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09:00 - 20:00
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Mon - Thu 09:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

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Large extensive catalog of books and informative information. Is large and well laid out. Has all the amenities you may require.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Manchester
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Large extensive catalog of books and informative information. Is large and well laid out. Has all the amenities you may require.

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

just pop in every now and again love the atmosphere/ have a lovely coffee shop and love looking at the historical archives on display

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had travelled to Manchester in order to obtain our visas to visit Russia. As our forms needed to be amended we were directed to the Library to do this. What a wonderful facility was on offer here in the computer room to say nothing of the patient, obliging and helpful staff! We would love to have stayed longer and... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 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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Thank Matt R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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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 2 weeks 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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