Manchester Central Library

Outside of a library
Manchester Central Library

Manchester Central Library is one of the most iconic buildings in Manchester. Take a trip into Manchester and you’ll find the striking library sitting on the corner of St Peter’s Square. It looks a little bit like an ancient Roman temple. Following a huge refurbishment in 2010, the building was expanded and updated. The library’s historic features and modern design make it a very inspiring place to visit.

Alongside book lending services, the library houses a special jungle themed children’s section. You’ll also find a media centre, a unique black history collection (at the Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Race Relations Resource Centre) and the largest public music library in the country here.

The library also offers lots of events for families as well as a fantastic exhibition and performance space. With comfy seats and lots of computers you can use, Central Library is a real jewel in Manchester’s crown.

9:00 am - 8:00 pm
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Cafe on sité
  • Toilets
  • Accessible Car Parking
  • Accessible Toilet
  • Baby Changing Facilities
  • Changing Places Facility
  • Guide Dogs Welcome
  • Hearing Aid Loop
  • Wheelchair Accessible

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