Manchester Central Library
St Peters Square,
M2 5PD
Telephone : 0161 234 1979
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Getting Here


No onsite parking.  The nearest metered on-road parking is on Central Street, near to the back of Central Library.

There are a small number of disabled parking bays behind Central Library on Mount Street.

See for description of all city-centre car parking options.


Our central location means that we are extremely well served by local bus routes that stop at many locations nearby.

To plan your journey visit the GMPTE Journey Planner.

We are also just a short walk from Chorlton Street station. The station is served by National Express, Eurolines and High Peak coach services to cities across the country.


There are services to Manchester’s Piccadilly or Victoria railway stations from most major cities in the UK.  On arriving in Manchester you can catch a tram or use the free MetroShuttle bus to get to Central Library.  Alternatively, get a connecting service to Oxford Road railway station which is only a few minutes walk away.

While work on the second city crossing is under way St Peter’s Square Metrolink stop is closed.  Visit the Transformation Information website for help planning your journey during this period.

More information about services at this stop is available from the Metrolink website.


Manchester Airport, a major international hub, is just nine miles from Central Library.  There are frequent bus and rail links between the airport and the city centre.