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Our Venues

Manchester Central Library: Hilary Hartigan

The majority of Anglo Scottish meetings are held within Manchester’s iconic and recently refurbished Central Library in St Peter’s Square. The Library is within walking distance of Oxford Road and Deansgate railway stations and, as can be seen in this photograph, the Metrolink trams stop right in front of the library main entrance. The library is fully accessible for people with disabilities. 

Inside the Library

Most meetings are held in room PS1 (short for performance space 1) which is to the left as you enter the central part of the library from the main entrance. Occasionally meetings are moved to other meeting rooms, all of which are accessible by using the lifts which are to the right of the main entrance. We tend to congregate outside the main entrance if we have arranged a visit to another venue within walking distance (or just inside the foyer if it’s a particularly damp or blustery day).

The main society helpdesk is also on the ground floor of the library, by the tall windows to the right of the main entrance (the library café and picnic area are to the right as you walk through).

The Anglo Scottish helpdesk is on the 3rd floor of the library, and operates on Anglo Scottish meeting days only. Access is via the lifts to the right of the main entrance and the suite of computers can be seen to the right of the lift as it reaches the third floor.

Public conveniences are on the lower ground floor, either side of the two staircases, access is via the stairs or by using the lifts.