Situated on Deansgate, in the heart of Manchester, the John Rylands Research Institute and Library is easily accessible by road, tram, train and foot.
Bank Holiday and other closures
Rylands will be closed on Monday 2 May, Thursday 2 June, Friday 3 June and Thursday 16 June 2022.
We are closed to the public on Wednesday, 18 May, but remain open to researchers.
Opening hours for visitors, as well as information around public holidays and other closures.
Discover more about our architecture, history and what to expect when you visit.
Directions to the Library, public transport advice and a map of our location.
Our access statement describes the facilities and services that we offer all our visitors.
Unfortunately, John Rylands Research Institute and Library is not a licensed wedding venue and there are no plans to attain a licence in the foreseeable future.