Manchester City Council

Manchester's thoughts and sympathies

Manchester is sharing its sympathy with the family and friends of Labour MP and Father of The House of Commons Sir Gerald Kaufman who passed away aged 86.

Sign the online Book of condolence.


Central Library

  1. Address

    St Peters Square, City Centre, M2 5PD

  2. Telephone

    Library: 0161 234 1983, Archives & special collections: 0161 234 1979 and Henry Watson Music Library: 0161 234 1976

  3. Email

    Library:, Archives & special collections: Henry Watson Music Library:

  4. Opening times for library

    Computer access within the library will shut down 15 minutes before the library closes.

    Central library & the Henry Watson music library opening times:

    • Monday: 9am-8pm
    • Tuesday: 9am-8pm
    • Wednesday: 9am-8pm
    • Thursday: 9am-8pm
    • Friday: 9am-5pm
    • Saturday: 9am-5pm
    • Sunday: closed

    City library opening times

    Media Lounge opening times:

    • Monday: 8am-8pm
    • Tuesday: 8am-8pm
    • Wednesday: 8am-8pm
    • Thursday: 8am-8pm
    • Friday: 8am-5pm
    • Saturday: 9am-5pm
    • Sunday: closed

    Archives and special collections search room opening times (advance notice required):

    • Monday: 9am-5pm
    • Tuesday: 9am-5pm
    • Wednesday: 9am-5pm
    • Thursday: 9am-8pm
    • Friday: 9am-5pm
    • Saturday: 9am-5pm
    • Sunday: closed

    We are closed on bank holidays.

    Central library cafe opening times

  5. Parking

    There are seven blue badge parking bays behind the library on Mount Street

  6. Location

  7. Regular Events

    View all the regular events at Central Library

  8. Services

    See the services at Central Library

    Central library cafe opening times

  9. Join, search and reserve

  10. More about Libraries


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