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Portico Library

57 Moseley Street
Manchester, M2 3HY

United Kingdom

0161 236 6785

Type: Library

Web site: http://www.theportico.org.uk

Events: https://www.theportico.org.uk/whats-on/

Catalog URL: https://portico.cirqahosting.com/HeritageScr…

Twitter account: @theportico

Amenities: wifi, food/drink

Description: Private subscription library. Public-access gallery/cafe.

Blog : http://porticolibrary.blogspot.co.uk/

Founded in 1802 the library is still housed in its original, purpose-built building in the centre of Manchester, though it now only occupies the upper floor. (The bottom half is occupied by a bar called The Bank, after former tenants, The Bank of Athens. The entrance to the library is to the side of the building on Charlotte St. Entry is by buzzer. The library is open Monday through Saturday. Normally 9.30-17.30, closing an hour earlier on Monday and Friday. On Saturday the hours are 11:00-15:00. The library is open to the public and has a gallery and cafe.

Members enjoy access and borrowing to the collection of 25,000 volumes, mostly 19th Century, periodicals and newspapers, a reading room, free wifi, a quiet place to work and a separate dining menu.

Added by: schmindie_kid  Contacted: Not contacted  Venue ID: 56582

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Just tagging my self as a member here.
January 2019 by tallpaul

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