The John Rylands Library restricted access update

As part of The University of Manchester’s response to coronavirus, The John Rylands Library is currently closed to the public but is open under restricted conditions to researchers using the special collections.

All exhibitions, events and schools workshops are cancelled.

For researchers, visits are by appointment only and are only available on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Please contact uml.special-collections@manchester.ac.uk for further information and to book.

We do not know how long the Library will be closed to the public. We will update our website and social media when we have more information.

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