Manchester City Council

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: libraries@manchester.gov.uk, Archives & special collections: archiveslocalstudies@manchester.gov.uk Henry Watson Music Library: henrywatsonmusiclibrary@manchester.gov.uk

  4. Opening times for library

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

    Central library and 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
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    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
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    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
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    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 services at Central Library


  9. Join, search and reserve

    https://manchester.spydus.co.uk

  10. More about Libraries

     

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