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The Media Lounge

Media Lounge at Central Library

At the Media Lounge you'll find the latest digital technology including iMacs, PCs and creative software such as Adobe Creative Suite as well as gaming consoles.

Anyone can use the Media Lounge to learn new skills, be creative or meet other people into the same things as you. Book sessions on the iMacs for up to three hours per day with media lounge staff. It's all free.

Regular events include kids Code Club - meet every week and learn to programme in a in a fun social environment. 

Sewing Club meet on the last Monday of the month at 5pm and you'll find a Craft Club meet up on the third Tuesday of the month at 6pm

Get help using a Mac on a Wednesday afternoon.

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

Gaming consoles are available for library members, (under 11s must be accompanied by a responsible adult) with additional proof of ID. 

Book an hourly session with a staff member and choose from our selection of Playstation and Xbox games. Under 18s can only use games certificated for your age group. Note: there are specific consoles for 18 / 16 certificate games.

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