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Manchester Central Library

Open Now: 09:00 - 20:00
Open today: 09:00 - 20:00
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Lots of space to work. Free wifi. Nice cafe for coffee. Good environment to work in. Helpful... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Manchester, United Kingdom
Busy Bees

Fantastic Library full of many gems, a lot of people studying and working there, a true asset to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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“music section”(12 reviews)
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Library St. Peters Square, Manchester M2 5PD, England
+44 161 234 1983
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Lots of space to work. Free wifi. Nice cafe for coffee. Good environment to work in. Helpful staff. Would recommend.

Thank DaviCoh
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic Library full of many gems, a lot of people studying and working there, a true asset to Manchester and i also learnt why the city had Bee Insignia everywhere. Well worth a visit to see the architecture and History of the place as well...More

Thank Sketchitt
Reviewed 1 week ago

The is a working public library with interesting collection areas especially the music where customers actually play the written music! The building has been renovated and the stairways are a marvel to climb. Enter and walk to the top slowly taking in the history exhibits...More

Thank slarson127
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I spotted this place as I got off the tram and had to go in. Fantastic building with a central circular reading room plus a cafe, exhibition space and other areas. Lovely, quiet and contemplative atmosphere.

Thank Anita H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The original library has been beautifully maintained, and there are cases containing information about the city. There is an exhibition of photographs of people in gender transition that is beautiful. Very much worth a wander round.

Thank Margaret20
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was in the area and called into the library to see what it was like, one word can only describe it... stunning. A beautiful building and great services and friendly staff, well worth a visit, just wish that could have spent more time here.

Thank RnWP
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is one of my favorite places in the city, quiet, relaxed. A perfect place to think and read quietly.

Thank iambaker
Reviewed 6 September 2018

This would be good for me, I am lonely, and be nice to spend the day with people and find out what they would like to see in manchester

Thank joannescholes
Reviewed 6 September 2018

I went with my son to register him and to print some documents at central library, the facilities are superb and especially one member of the staff young guy who only gave me his name"Mo" Kudos for him. He's extra helpful,friendly and kind. I am...More

Thank LauraRatcliff86
Reviewed 5 September 2018

Wether you want to borrow a book or take advantage of all the IT facilities or just a coffee in a peaceful environnment: the library is there!

Thank Nils J
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22 July 2018|
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Response from edwardbear80 | Reviewed this property |
Hi again. I have done some searching for you and the nearest disabled car parks are at St Peters Square. there are other car parks but well priced at Queen St £5 for two hours 5min from the library. Piazza £6'80 for two... More
15 July 2018|
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Response from 190brianp | Reviewed this property |
I am sure they would be impressed by the technology especially where it is interactive. However I agree that the science museum would be better as there are things of interest for all ages. It is a full day when I take my... More
Don C
27 April 2018|
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Response from geofflancs | Reviewed this property |
A car park next to the Ibis Hotel near Chinatown