Manchester’s iconic Central Library is set to reopen on Saturday 22 March, unveiling its new Town Hall extension. Aiming to create a ‘world-class’ library complex, the refurbishment includes a much larger, redesigned interior, improved accessibility and exhibition space, and a brand new archive centre, tracing community history and personal heritage. In terms of collections, an extensive range of books and multi-media will be available to all visitors, as well as computers – where you can browse the library’s collections and download e-books – with learning spaces and individual quiet study space to relax and enjoy the library’s new look. Open for longer hours too, the library will also make use of performance spaces, a children’s zone where there’ll be songs and story readings, and a café to really create a ‘home-from-home’ vibe.

Re-opens Sat 22 Mar, Manchester Central Library, St Peters Square, M2 5PD. Tel: 0161 234 1900,

Sat 22 Mar
Hannah Phillips
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Sat 15 Mar 2014