Access Arrangements for Manchester Room and Greater Manchester County Record Office (with Manchester Archives)
The Manchester Room@City Library (Local Studies)
Opening hours: Monday to Thursday 9am to 8pm, Friday and Saturday 9am to 5pm.
You can book a microform machine in advance. Please telephone 0161 234 1098 for microfilm / microfiche bookings.
Greater Manchester County Record Office (with Manchester Archives)
- Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 9am to 5pm
- Wednesday and Friday: Closed
- Saturday 9am to 5pm (second and fourth of the month only)
It is essential to book a place in advance. For collections stored on-site we require 24 hours notice and for collections stored offsite two weeks notice. To book a place please email or telephone us.
The Greater Manchester County Record Office is a member of the County Archive Research Network (CARN), so a reader's ticket is essential. This can be obtained free of charge from the office. Please bring identification with you including your name, address and signature.
Please note that City Library and the Greater Manchester County Record Office will be closing temporarily between September 2013 and Spring 2014 in order to prepare for our big move to the new Central Library.
Please note that we are unable to accept any new accessions to our collections until we re-open at Central Library in 2014.