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Manchester Central Library

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Address: St Peter's Square, Manchester M2 5PD, England
Phone Number: 44 161 234 1900
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Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Lovely break

Books, computers, a variety of software for public use. A lovely break from the rain or to focus on work or studies.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Books, computers, a variety of software for public use. A lovely break from the rain or to focus on work or studies.

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Wymondham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Yes it's a library and they do try to educate with some of the exhibitions as well. So it's interesting and worth a look if you are in the area.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I come to this beautiful building 2 or 3 times a week to study and what a magnificent place it is. The building is phenomenal and I never tire of looking at it! My main purpose to visit is because it's a nice quiet place to study, but it also has an amazing cafe with a great selection. They have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

I loved the central library. It's truly amazing. Don't miss it or you will regret it. It's the only place I'd keep visiting over and over again if (in Manchester) if I had the chance.

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Halifax. England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

A beautiful building with so many facilities, you couldn't help but be drawn in. Spaces to read, to study, to play music, to perform. Quiet rooms, a place to meet friends - it had everything.

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

In contrast to Birmingham where the new library is within a brand new and striving to be iconic building Manchester has chosen to remain within its VIctorian classical rotunda (shades of Rome, Paris and Washington DC) but to reinvent itself for the modern world. The archives, the lending library and a cafe all blend together, well it not quite together... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

interactive history and interesting historical artefacts. its a library with a nice little coffee shop in. if you need to spend half an hour worth a visit. we spent an hour there looking around but depends on the person

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The visit to the revamped Manchester Central Library was very good, informative and like a trip back to the days when my children were little. I especially liked the children's corner...

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Merseyside, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This Library had been modernized inside, to cope with the 21st century, without losing it's innate appeal.It sits opposite the Midland Hotel, is close to Manchester Central exhibitions, and will attract a lot more people, once the messy tram line work is completed. It is great to come in for quiet reading, and has a cafe with a spacious seating... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This wonderful building has had a sympathetic restoration that has brought out the best of some amazing features eg. the stained glass window over the exit door and the ceiling, the art-deco lamps. We were visiting the North West Film Archive that is now housed here - fascinating. I recommend a visit as there are some fascinating hands-on displays and... More 

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Additional Information about Manchester Central Library

Address: St Peter's Square, Manchester M2 5PD, England
Phone Number: 44 161 234 1900
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
Open Hours:
Monday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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