Manchester Central Library

Manchester Central Library: Hilary Hartigan
Covid-19 Restrictions – please check our Events and Helpdesk pages before travelling, it is possible that previously advertised events could become subject to restrictions and have to be cancelled or postponed.

Our normal venue for meetings is the Performance Space, Ground Floor, Manchester Central Library.

Manchester Central Library
St Peter’s Square
M2 5PD

Please be aware that parking in Manchester City Centre is extremely limited and public transport is the better option. The Metrolink trams stop outside the main library entrance, there are park and ride tram stops around Manchester and trams are quite frequent. Please ensure that you have a valid pass or have purchased a ticket before boarding the tram, the ticketing system has recently been updated and you can now ‘swipe in’ with a debit card at the tram station and ‘swipe out’ at your destination station – the correct fare will be debited to your bank account at the end of the day. For most one-off journeys this is cost-effective but for more frequent travellers it is worth checking with Metrolink online to see if a cheaper option is available.

There is a taxi rank next to the library and bus stops are located within a few minutes’ walk. Train stations are within walking distance but there are also free buses help you get nearer to the Library; tram connections and taxi ranks are also available.

To see an interactive map of the district please go to the Map page here.

Manchester Central Library Display

Inside the library building

You can enter the Library through the main entrance (there is a slope at the side of the steps which makes access easy) or through the glass-covered entrance in Library Walk. From either of these entrances you can walk into the centre of the ground floor which you will recognise from the picture above. The Performance Space is to the left of the picture, you can choose to access the slightly higher level by the short flight of steps or the slope on the left or by using the disabled access lift. Society volunteers will be on hand to sign you in to the meeting room.

The MLFHS helpdesk is also on this floor and is to the far right of this picture, by the tall windows.

Additional information can be found on the Society’s ‘ ‘Find Us’ section in the section at the foot of this page.