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Manchester Central Library

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Address: Library St. Peters Square, Manchester M2 5PD, England
Phone Number: +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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You need to go up to the silent room, this space is so nice!! Not realy something to spend a lot of time but its free entrance so nice to put on your to do list! JUST BE QUIET 😉

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

You need to go up to the silent room, this space is so nice!! Not realy something to spend a lot of time but its free entrance so nice to put on your to do list! JUST BE QUIET 😉

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Really nice, big library. Fantastic layout. Friendly staff. Perfect location right in Manchester city centre.

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Thank Daisy S
Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Expected a rather old-fashioned library (don't be deceived by the exterior). Enjoyed myself with the digital interactives inside. The team has done a good job in making the library a fun place!

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Thank Qazim M
Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great soup and espresso in a peaceful environment. Just what you need amidst all the hustle of city centre life. I'll be back.

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Thank Mark B
Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Lived in Manchester for 15 years from 1971 to 1986 and this building has hardly changed on the outside and is still very impressive as it is on the inside. Go see for yourself

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Manchester, Vermont
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing library, after refurb looks even better. The media section is brilliant and the staff helpful and smiley

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You go past the Manchester Central Library if you travel on the tram between St Peter's Square and Deansgate and it's just a stone's throw from St Peter's Square stop. It's a really beautiful building and well worth taking in. Whilst I was there an exhibition was on showing Jill Furmanovsky's photos of Oasis which was worth checking out. Stunning... More 

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Thank therichastill
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a wonderful space that Manchester can be proud of Just don't make any noise inside as the echo reverberates

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Thank aellituv
Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

On the way to the Manchester Central venue I had the pleasure to walk past the Manchester Central Library twice a day. Stunning building, that adds to the city landscape of Manchester. Well worth stopping by to enjoy the view. Kevin McCloud would approve!

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Thank 923Dan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The shape of the building makes this a fascinating place to look around. I just walked in for a nosey more than anything & expected a lot of books. There are - but also film archives, and (at least when I was there) a couple of exhibitions. The upstairs reading rooms are fascinating. As an added bonus its in the... More 

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