Central Library is an inclusive space, appealing to families, children and young people, aspiring entrepreneurs, culture vultures and traditional library visitors.
Since re-launching in 2014, it has continued to innovate and develop new ways of providing a high quality, modern and vibrant library offer.
Visitors love Central Library – on Tripadvisor it is in the top 10 of places to visit in Manchester:
“This is a great building which is worth visiting as a tourist. Despite the name it is not a typical library in the traditional way. It is more an information hub with exhibitions and a cafe. The tourist information desk is excellent”, Visitor, Feb 2023
“Excellent free exhibition of music photography from Jill Furmanovsky on the first floor near the reading room. Definitely worth a visit if you’re interested in either music or photography”, Visitor, April 2023
“It’s no exaggeration: this place is so beautiful, big and great in every sense. You will find always a place to work, read or be in silent. Go to the floor where music is jammed. Or to the cafeteria, with very tasty coffee and biscuits. Or wander around, looking at the beautiful art. Endless!” Mariano S, Amsterdam.
You can make a donation to support the library’s ongoing transformation by clicking the Donate buttons on this site. Online donations are securely facilitated on our behalf by CAF (Charities Aid Foundation).