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Manchester Central Library

Library St. Peters Square, Manchester M2 5PD, England
+44 161 234 1983
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No atmosphere

Lovely building,but,all the old historical atmosphere has disappeared.Replaced by computers in... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
kevin m
Stockport, United Kingdom
Good, nice toilets,food reasonable prices

Went in for a lunchtime break on a day trip food was good,toilets were free to go into and very... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Monica A
Northampton, United Kingdom
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Library St. Peters Square, Manchester M2 5PD, England
+44 161 234 1983
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Lovely building,but,all the old historical atmosphere has disappeared.Replaced by computers in booths,etc,all modernised and nice and customer friendly...Ok I know it's me being old fashioned,but the interior of the new Central library left me cold..

Thank kevin m
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went in for a lunchtime break on a day trip food was good,toilets were free to go into and very clean and tidy,plenty of seating all around.

Thank Monica A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very impressive. It has a huge range of books very well organised. It's clean, inviting and full of life. There's a great computer cluster and helpful staff, not to mention the stunning architecture inside and out!

Thank Andy_Bbb1616
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The library has reopened following a massive revamp. It is extremely impressive, with much to see historically. The cafe is first class.

Thank 467ij
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Library is so worth a visit, I could spend all day just browsing the books in this place, I love it.

Thank Debra544
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We met for the Guided Tour outside and, as we were early, we visited the Coffee Area inside which is an oasis of calm. The building itself is worth a look, particularly the domed room on the first floor and the mosaic windows.

Thank Judith W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mancunians are lucky to have 3 world class libraries in the city. This is probably my least favourite but thats not to say it is still a great library in a stunning building.

Thank IAN O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This building looks amazing from the outside. It is tremendous, has a great colour and personality. A definitely must see and must photograph. Inside is modern, newly constructed and very functional. Virtual browsing is available for the books. There are also screens that give information...More

Thank Melike S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

a great place to see a huge array of books some of which you can only read while you are there. great to see this place

Thank wib66
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The library has some amazing historical displays, which are also interactive. Loved the virtual library wall. The current exhibition on accents was also very interesting. My teenage children enjoyed looking at the development of Manchester over the centuries. The library is also housed in an...More

Thank GibChatterbox
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Sue T
20 September 2017|
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Response from Linda R | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I don't know although if you give them a call I am sure they will have them somewhere, they are a brilliant resource.Try 0161 234 1979.
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