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5. The John Ryland’s Library

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The John Ryland’s Library

The John Rylands Library on Deansgate houses some of the most significant books and manuscripts ever produced. The magnificent neo-gothic building in Manchester's city centre is a major visitor attraction as well as a research library of world renown.

The collections include exquisite medieval illuminated manuscripts, examples of the earliest forms of modern printing including the Gutenberg Bible as well as the personal papers of distinguished historical figures including Elizabeth Gaskell, John Dalton and John Wesley.

If you would like a guided tour of the building and the public exhibition areas, we recommend experienced local Blue Badge Guides who can arrange this with you. Please contact the Blue Badge Guide on +44 (0)161 864 2640 or +44 (0)7905 110197

John Rylands Library Events
There is a programme of events including guided tours, talks, workshops and close-up sessions.

Details can be found on the Library’s website at The John Rylands Library Events or from staff at the reception desk.
John Rylands Library Address:
The John Rylands Library
150 Deansgate
M3 3EH
England, UK

John Rylands Library Opening Times:
Visitor Opening Hours - please see website for opening times of different parts of the library for study, reading and research.
Monday 10.00 am to 5.00 pm
Tuesday 10.00 am to 5.00 pm
Wednesday 10.00 am to 5.00 pm
Thursday 10.00 am to 7.00 pm
Friday 10.00 am to 5.00 pm
Saturday 10.00 am to 5.00 pm
Sunday Closed

The Library is closed to visitors on Good Friday ,Easter Sunday and during Christmas week
John Rylands Library Admission:

T  +44 (0)161 306 0555

W  The John Rylands Library 

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