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The John Rylands Library

Welcome to The John Rylands Library. Free to visit and open seven days a week, it was created more than 100 years ago as a gift to Manchester and its people.

Christmas opening hours

The Library will close at 5pm on Sunday, 23 December and will reopen at 10am on Wednesday, 2 January.

Reader Services will close at 5pm on Saturday, 22 December and will reopen at 10am on Wednesday, 2 January.

The John Rylands Library is a place of wonder; a glorious, unrepentant celebration of imagination and learning.

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