Manchester City Council

Libraries What you can do at Central Library

The Media Lounge

Media Lounge at Central Library

At the new Media Lounge you can expect the latest digital technology including iMacs, PCs and creative software such as Adobe Creative Suite as well as the latest gaming consoles. Anyone can use the Media Lounge; learn new skills, be creative or meet other people into the same things as you. You can book sessions for up to three hours with media lounge staff.

Regular events such as Computer Coding for Kids, Sew & Show, Get Help with Adobe Master Suite and Manchester Indie Film Makers Group are help in the Media Lounge and are free to join.

Share your skills and learn from others, create content in a way you want. If you’re interested in sharing your skills, you can find out more about volunteering with Manchester Libraries.

Gaming consoles

There is no charge but gaming consoles are only available to library members, (under 11s must be accompanied by a responsible adult) with additional proof of ID (which will be kept by staff until you return the controller).

Sessions (min 30 minutes / max 1 hour) must be booked by a member of staff. Available games are listed in the Media Lounge. Please ask a member of staff to load your choice of game, and issue it to your library card. Under 18s can only use games certificated for your age group. Note: there are specific consoles for 18 / 16 certificate games.

At the end of your session, simply return the controller to a member of staff.

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