How to find us
How to get here
The library is located on Deansgate in the heart of Manchester. The main entrance to the building is just off Deansgate, in the modern extension to the library. From Deansgate, walk along the side of the Historic Building to the main entrance.
The city centre is accessible by all forms of public transport.
By Metro-Shuttle bus
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.
More information about the free Metro-Shuttle buses can be found on the GMPTE website.
By Metrolink tram
The nearest Metrolink tram stops are St Peter's Square and Victoria.
Further information can be found on the Metrolink website.
The nearest bus stops are in St Peter's Square and Albert Square.
GMPTE's Route Explorer is a fantastic tool to plan your journey
Parking in the centre of Manchester is notoriously difficult. The nearest NCP car parks are on Watson Street, New Quay Street and Blackfriars Street.
Accessible parking is available within central Manchester:
Useful transport links
- National Rail Enquiries
- Transport for Greater Manchester (buses, trains, Metrolink and accessible transport)
- Metro-Shuttle bus routes and times
- Parking, travel and roads (Manchester City Council)
- Car parks in Manchester (NCP)