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Central Library

Central Library Review

The circular exterior of the city's main library, topped by a line of Doric columns and a massive Corinthian portico facing St. Peter's Square, is a major focus for Manchester's most prestigious civic quarter. Erected in 1930, it was at one time the biggest municipal library in the world. The glass-top reading room, inspired by the Pantheon, is worth seeing. The library is closed until spring 2014.

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  • Address: St. Peter's Sq., City Centre, Manchester, M2 5PD | Map It
  • Phone: 0161/234–1983
  • Hours: Mon.–Thurs. 9–8, Fri. and Sat. 9–5
  • Location: Manchester
Updated: 06-13-2013

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