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Manchester Central Library

St Peter's Square, Manchester M2 5PD, England
44 161 234 1900
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Ranked #8 of 80 Attractions in Manchester
Type: Libraries, Cultural
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Miglianico, Italy
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

I have been in Manchester since the 1st of October, and I use it everyday, is very useful and I think for the foreign students or for the citizens, is very important have a library well organized. I don't know how it was a lots of years ago, surely was beautiful, but now is very useful and I can't review... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Normally don't like libraries much but renovation they've done here is brilliant. Great to visit, work or snack

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Beijing, China
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30 reviews 30 reviews
24 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Can't believe it's among the top attractions in Manchester...If you want to see great architecture, just go to John Ryland Library. This building is nothing special. Plus it doesn't have many books. The only good thing is the free wifi.

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Whitstable, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Amazing modernisation of original library, which my wife used to visit 40+ years ago. We enjoyed both coffee and a light lunch in the modern cafe and shared lots of happy memories with our friends.

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London, United Kingdom
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79 reviews 79 reviews
13 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

we went to look at the fabulous building but were blown away by the facilities within. This is a marvellous experience!

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Holland, Michigan
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58 reviews 58 reviews
33 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

What a treat to step into such beauty, architectural design and no spared expense for the city. Even today it is free ! Centrally located, easy to find, within walking distance of so many Manchester icons, it must not be missed!

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Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Manchester Central Library is well worth a visit if you are visiting landmark buildings. It has been beautifully restored and has some very interesting features. It's on the tram line so very easy to get to.

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Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This building has been fantastically renovated . You could spend all day in this place, it is unlike any other library i have visited/

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Fantastic blend of old & new. very light & bright with good cafe facilities. The hushed ambiance of the Reading Room & Music Archives made a strong impression.

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Dundee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

My wife and I visited the Central Library on a recent trip to Manchester and were absolutely blown away by this building. An absolutely wonderful library with a very special atmosphere, great facilities, and a place you could spend many hours.

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