Manchester Public Libraries was the first rate-supported public lending and reference library service in Britain, in a city full of other library treasures. Although Salford and Warrington had public libraries before Manchester, these were established under the earlier Museums Act.
After the Public Libraries Act was passed in 1850, Sir John Potter, the Mayor of Manchester, began a campaign to raise money to purchase a building and fill it with books.Read Story
Manchester Central Library was designed by E. Vincent Harris and was opened on 17 July 1934.Read Story
Manchester has some of the oldest and most beautiful libraries in the world.Read Story