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Visitors in the Historic Reading Room


Situated on Deansgate, in the heart of Manchester, The John Rylands Library is easily accessible by road, tram, train and foot.

Our shop

The John Rylands Library shop offers unique merchandise to suit every budget.

We delight in seeking out unusual gift items and producing bespoke merchandise inspired by the Library’s marvellous collections.

‌Look out for our range of cards, books and other items which we are regularly updating.

Contact us

Please get in touch if you have any questions or would like to know more about the items in our shop:

Wedding information

Unfortunately, The John Rylands Library is not a licensed wedding venue and there are no plans to attain a license in the foreseeable future.