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Manchester Central Library

Address: St Peter's Square, Manchester M2 5PD, England
Phone Number: 44 161 234 1900
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Ranked #9 of 97 Attractions in Manchester
Type: Libraries, Traveler Resources
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Type: Libraries, Traveler Resources
Hours:
Mon - Thu 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

This newly refurbisshed library is definitely a must-go place to visit before you start exploring Manchester city. Free entrance, you will have access to all sessions in the library. Books related to Manchester city, history, city planning, layout can be found on the ground floor. You will not need a tour guide or friend to take you around the city... More 

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St Helens, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

This newly refurbished library is amazing blending the historic features of the building with the 21st century facilities. Well worth a visit

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Mytholmroyd, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

a useful place for information of the city of Manchester , with free internet access and helpful staff

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Worth a visit to see the changes that have been implemented to make this library relevant with todays technology

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

The library shines following the renovations. There were very interesting displays when I visited. Each has information on how to follow up if you want to research a topic. Café staff were not helpful and seemed more interested in chatting to one another.

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New Mills, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

now my cafe of choice if in Town. Used to research here many years ago, that lovely circular reading room brings back so many memories. But the trips down to the sad little basement cafe were grim. Cannot believe the upgrade where archives and coffee cleverly share (almost) the same space. visionary interior design invites the visitor in and makes... More 

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Batley, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Lots of facilities but very busy so have to queue if you need help or printing. Its very accessible from the St Peter's square metrolink

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This building used to be called the shakespear hall when it was built in 1934 and it has just been renovated. clean and modern inside and they have kept the features of the reading room and the dome. At the top of the Dome you will see the verse from Proverbs In all thy getting get wisdom adorn her and... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This building has just been refurbished . It is beautiful inside and out. It was also very well used by students

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The Cental Library must rate as one of the most impressive in the country. An Art Deco gem, it has just been beautifully restored to it's 30s splendour. The Reading Room alone demands a visit! A superb Music Library, with every conceivable book on the subject, including scores, and instruments to play! One personal grumble, though! The theatre/drama/cinema section in... More 

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