To provide you with the best experience, cookies are used on this site. Find out more here.

Allow cookies

The John Rylands Library

Type:Libraries

The University of Manchester
150 Deansgate
Manchester
Greater Manchester
M3 3EH
xxx m to Manchester Airport
xxx m from City Centre
xxx m from Manchester Piccadilly Station
Close window

Call direct on:

Tel:0161 306 0555

Fax: +44 (0)161 834 5574

Add The John Rylands Library to your Itinerary

The John Rylands Library

Map & Directions

Road Directions

The nearest NCP car parks are on Watson Street, New Quay Street and Blackfriars Street.

Public Transport Directions

The easiest way to reach the library from Piccadilly, Oxford Road and Victoria railway stations is via the free Metro-Shuttle buses.

The number 1 Metro-Shuttle runs from the forecourt of Piccadilly station every few minutes. Alight on John Dalton Street at stop WX, turn left onto Deansgate and you will see the library in front of you.

The number 2 Metro-Shuttle runs from Victoria station every ten minutes. Alight on Deansgate, opposite the library.

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor
  • Certificate of Excellence 2018

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Excellent
    3596
  • Very Good
    1123
  • Average
    114
  • Poor
    6
  • Terrible
    0

Recent Reviews:

  • AsherColeman
    Lowestoft, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Lovely library!
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 11th December 2018
    The John Ryland’s library is a hidden gem amongst Manchester’s shopping centre. With breathtaking architecture and steeped in history it really shouldn’t be missed. Read full review
  • Robert B
    Manchester, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Solo travel
    John Rylands Library
    4 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 12th December 2018
    Visit to library well worth while. Architecture and history is well known. In the basement are Victorian toilets which still work. they are interesting and unusual - though one should not take... Read full review
  • havenhunters
    Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Must see bit of History and Free
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 12th December 2018
    Popped in for a coffee and cake in the foyer which was lovely and relaxing Then roamed around each floor being amazed at the interior , the book displays and current exhibitions . Historic... Read full review

Follow Us

Hotels Nearby

  1. The Lowry Hotel

    The Lowry Hotel is a five-star contemporary hotel where Salford meets Manchester on the...

    0.19 miles away
  2. The Ainscow Hotel & Spa

    An exceptional boutique hotel and spa in Salford’s historic Chapel Street area, The...

    0.19 miles away
  3. Radisson Blu Edwardian Manchester Hotel

    A monumental listed frontage combined with powerful new landmark architecture. Opposite...

    0.2 miles away
  1. The Great John Street Hotel

    Set within a former schoolhouse, this is a stunning combination of exquisite style and...

    0.22 miles away
  2. Renaissance Manchester City Centre Hotel

    Modern, spacious accommodation close to the Arena, Printworks and Deansgate.

    0.28 miles away
  3. Manchester Marriott Victoria & Albert Hotel

    Enjoy the historical charm of this hotel, set on the banks of the River Irwell.

    0.28 miles away
  4. The Midland Hotel

    Grade II listed Edwardian building exuding elegance and style.

    0.28 miles away
  5. King Street Townhouse

    The luxurious King Street Townhouse is an impressive Italian renaissance building...

    0.32 miles away
  6. Hotel Gotham

    A luxury hotel set in one of Manchester's grandest listed buildings, boasting 60...

    0.33 miles away
  7. Premier Inn Manchester City Centre (Central)

    Guaranteeing clean, comfortable rooms and a friendly and efficient service.

    0.34 miles away
  8. Hilton Manchester Deansgate

    Taking the wow factor in Manchester to new heights!

    0.34 miles away
  9. Premier Inn Manchester City Centre (Manchester Arena)

    Situated in the centre of Manchester on Victoria Bridge Street, off Deansgate near the...

    0.36 miles away
  10. Princess St. Hotel

    Beautifully furnished rooms set within a Grade II listed former cotton mill.

    0.37 miles away
  11. CitySuites

    CitySuites are Manchester’s only luxury serviced apartments, combining the comforts of...

    0.38 miles away
  12. Castlefield Hotel

    Situated by the water's edge, the Castlefield Hotel is in an ideal location for exploring...

    0.38 miles away
  13. Novotel Manchester Centre

    Brand new stunning design led Restaurant Bar and Lobby, iMac area, refurbished Guest...

    0.4 miles away
Previous Next

Search for What's Nearby

Product Type
Proximity
Within miles

Follow Manchester