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This 1930s structure was once the biggest municipal library in the world, and today its circular exterior, 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. Notable sights within the library are the British Film Institute Mediatheque, a free-to-view collection of 2,000 films and TV programs relating to the United Kingdom and its people; the Media Lounge with creative software and gaming stations; the Music Library with a DJ-mixing desk and instrument collection that is free to use; and the Children's Library, as well as free Wi-Fi, displays on local history, and a convenient café.

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St. Peter's Sq.
Manchester, Manchester  M2 5PD, England


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