The John Rylands Library

The John Rylands Library
150 Deansgate
Manchester
Greater Manchester
M3 3EH
England

Website

www.manchester.ac.uk/library/rylands/

E-mail

Reader enquiries

uml.special-collections@manchester.ac.uk

Visitor and event information

jrl.events@manchester.ac.uk

Telephone

Visitor and Event enquiries

0161 306 0555

Fax

0161 834 5574

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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The John Rylands Library merged with Manchester University Library in 1972 to form the John Rylands University Library of Manchester.

Venue Type:

Library, Archive

Opening hours

For visitors:
Mon 12.00-17.00
Tues-Sat 10.00-17.00
Sun 12.00-17.00

The library is closed on Good Friday, Easter Sunday and between Christmas and New Year.

Admission charges

The John Rylands Library is a public library, open to everyone. Entry is free.

Additional info

The Library's collections are open to Readers aged 18 and over. However, to look at special material, a letter of reference is required.

The special collections and Manchester Medical Society Library are Designated Collections of national importance.

The special collections represent an outstanding national and regional resource, combining material of international significance with collections directly relevant to the history and wider impact of Manchester and the North West. The Manchester Medical Society Library contains medical printed books dating between c. 1800-1950, associated with the Manchester Medical Society.

Collection details

Social History, Literature, Archives

Key artists and exhibits

  • Methodist Archives and Research Centre
  • Labour History Archive and Study Centre
  • Designated Collection
Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Tours and Treasures

Tour and treasures

  • 18 September 2014 3-4pm

Take a closer look at some items from the Library’s magnificent collections and find out more about this historic building.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.library.manchester.ac.uk/rylands/events/

Aftermath: Knit and Natter

  • 11 March — 3 November 2014 *on now

What better way to enjoy that creative wartime spirit than to join others in a sociable knitting session?

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://events.manchester.ac.uk/event/event:fg0-hrdjqced-2d39w1

Toddler Tales

Toddler Tales

  • 4 September 2014 10:30-11:30am

Find a cosy corner, pull up a cushion and listen to fun stories. Join in playtime, creating a storyworld of your own. Suitable for children 5 years old and younger, no need to book.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 0-4

Website

http://events.manchester.ac.uk/event/event:fiz-hrn81roa-ek929w

John Rylands Library

Tour en Français - French language only tour

  • 20 September 2014 11-12am

La Bibliothèque John Rylands Deansgate ouvre ses portes pour vous emmèner à l'intérieur, et vous faire découvrir le site, dédié aux livres et à son architecture Victorienne. Cette visite sera en Français, et pour réserver ; téléphoner au 0161 306 0555 ou jrl.events@manchester.ac.uk

Website

http://www.library.manchester.ac.uk/rylands/events/

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