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Manchester Central Library

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Address: Library St. Peters Square, Manchester M2 5PD, England
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+44 161 234 1900
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Breathtaking building, very welcoming staff, saw an amazing Oasis exhibition even tho I'm not a fan, SO much to see and interact with

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Breathtaking building, very welcoming staff, saw an amazing Oasis exhibition even tho I'm not a fan, SO much to see and interact with

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We popped in before doing a lock in room as we had time to kill and thought this was the best library ever - could spend hours here.

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Manchester
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Large extensive catalog of books and informative information. Is large and well laid out. Has all the amenities you may require.

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

just pop in every now and again love the atmosphere/ have a lovely coffee shop and love looking at the historical archives on display

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York UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had travelled to Manchester in order to obtain our visas to visit Russia. As our forms needed to be amended we were directed to the Library to do this. What a wonderful facility was on offer here in the computer room to say nothing of the patient, obliging and helpful staff! We would love to have stayed longer and... More 

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

From the amazing architecture, to the variety of things to do inside the building, it is small wonder this building is so popular. Since the renovation the building has been extremely popular, whether it is to use the traditional library services or the more modern services such as film archives, computers, it has everything you could possibly want in a... More 

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Thank Matt R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Not been since it has been upgraded, a very impressive place. Lots of varied spaces just pick your own spot. The main first floor is classic long desks stretching out from the centre of the room. The only reservation is the food! Maybe I'm just old school but food and drink in a library?

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great library, its absolutely huge, has regular and random exhibitions inside and a really good catalogue to find any book your after!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Gorgeous old building. Lots if history well worth a viset. Nanchester is full of historic old buildings can't wait to go back to do more exploring

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is a stunning building and definitely worth a visit.You can read,watch dvds,play musical instruments for free!

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