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Manchester Central Library

Library St. Peters Square, Manchester M2 5PD, England
+44 161 234 1983
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I always love to visit here when in Manchester. It is st Peter's sq landmark lovely on the outside... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Manchester, United Kingdom
A lovely, welcoming place for a short stop

This place has changed in the fifty years since I used to use it regularly. We came here for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent64%
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  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
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“reading room” (83 reviews)
“family history” (13 reviews)
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Library St. Peters Square, Manchester M2 5PD, England
+44 161 234 1983
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Reviewed yesterday

I always love to visit here when in Manchester. It is st Peter's sq landmark lovely on the outside and beautiful on the in..advise all people to go in and visit and also see what's on. Great location and with metrolink right outside it's also...More

Thank KLEE00
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has changed in the fifty years since I used to use it regularly. We came here for coffee. As a library you'd expect it to be quiet, and it is. They had the Remembrance Day two minutes silence while we were there, and...More

Thank MPeterson67
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Central library was refreshing. It has old charm mixed with new. There are many modern resources to get information about many topics, including information about the history of Manchester.

Thank cpF6161FD
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very beautiful library in circular format. Try to go to the top floor which is the most fantastic place in this library.

Thank Bruno_M_Gs
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The reading area was big, well-lit and had a nice and cozy atmosphere. The rest of the library seemed nice as well with a wide range of books. The café and shop was nice as well.

Thank claratwinding
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A little something for everyone. The ground level is open and unlibrary like. They have a piano, they have many hands on activities for the young and old to engage. It is bright and welcoming and is not afraid of using modern technology. A model...More

1  Thank Jenise L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's really smart in here and the exhibition space is well used. I went in to keep dry and it worked.

Thank Katherine G
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The library has recently undergone a massive refurbishment and has come out of the other end in fine style. It's a lovely building and impresses at every turn

Thank Eric W
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Visited Saturday and just so much happening. Lots of planned activities for children and families and great to see so many families making the most of it. A great place and well worth a visit.

Thank jokelly99
Reviewed 13 October 2017

The lending library had not much choice on the books I personally needed, but there is a a pretty big selection overall. The reference section however is huge, and the large reading room is really beautiful. There is a Café for a simple selection of...More

1  Thank Karla B
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Sue T
20 September 2017|
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Response from Jackie P | Property representative |
Hi, Yes we have the MEN on microfilm. It's on open access and can be viewed anytime, no need to book. It's in Archives+ on the ground floor, behind the cafe.
Angelines G
6 July 2017|
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Response from Jackie P | Property representative |
Yes, the library is open in August. However it's not open on Sundays or Bank Holidays.
5 July 2017|
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Response from MikeCain | Reviewed this property |
I think it depends on how far back you have already traced. The library has access to all the civil records which includes the Church of England but I dont think includes the Catholic or other non conformist churches. There... More