Take a walkthrough tour of Manchester Libraries online

  • Tuesday 26 March 2024

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partial external view Manchester Central Library

Manchester library 3D virtual tours are now available online.

If you've ever wondered what's on that floor of Central Library or curious about what the new Gorton Hub and Abraham Moss Library's are like inside or indeed any one of the 22 libraries they are now available to view online.

The 3D virtual tours of all 22 Manchester libraries, allows people to explore the venues, their layout and the architecture before a potential visit, and all from the comfort of home.

Thanks to a recent £20,250 grant from the Arts Council funded LibraryOn programme, the project will enhance online discoverability by making it easier for existing and new customers to find, access, and engage with libraries.

This project is rooted in the need to make Manchester Libraries 22 sites easier to discover and access, physically and online. It addresses national research, and our own feedback, that some neuro divergent people, particularly those with autism, are not comfortable visiting locations unless they know exactly what to expect.

Councillor John Hacking, Executive Member for Skills Leisure and Employment said:

"Having the opportunity to take a virtual tour of Manchester's 22 libraries with without leaving home is a fantastic addition to our library service. We hope it will increase both the number of online and in person visits to Manchester Libraries.

We are making the most of the opportunities that technology offers to make a difference to all our visitors, in particular, some of our neuro divergent visitors who might benefit from knowing what a library is like before they visit. "

View all the 3D walkthrough virtual tours, created with Zeus 360 - https://manclibraries.blog/2024/03/14/view-our-new-virtual-tours/

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