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The John Rylands Library entrance

Opening times

Easter opening dates and times 2019

  • Good Friday (19 April) - Closed
  • Saturday (20 April) - 10am to 5pm (Reader Services closed)
  • Easter Sunday (21 April) - Closed
  • Bank Holiday Monday (22 April) - 12pm to 5pm
  • Tuesday (23 April) - 10am to 5pm

Visitor opening hours

Entrance of The John Rylands LibraryThe John Rylands Library is open to visitors seven days a week.

  • Monday: 12noon to 5pm
  • Tuesday: 10am to 5pm
  • Wednesday: 10am to 5pm
  • Thursday: 10am to 5pm
  • Friday: 10am to 5pm
  • Saturday: 10am to 5pm
  • Sunday: 12noon to 5pm

Please note that the last entry to the Library will be at 4.45pm.  This is to ensure that all visitors are evacuated safely and securely.

Reader Services opening times

Normal reading room opening hours are 10am - 5pm (7pm Thursday), Monday to Saturday.

  • Monday: 10am to 5pm
  • Tuesday: 10am to 5pm
  • Wednesday: 10am to 5pm
  • Thursday: 10am to 7pm
  • Friday: 10am to 5pm
  • Saturday: 10am to 5pm
  • Sunday: Closed

The Reader Service is closed on public holidays.

Café opening hours

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