Chetham's Library Chetham's Library

Chetham's Library

Long Millgate, Manchester, M3 1SB, United Kingdom | 0161 834 7961 | Website

Venue Description

Chetham's Library dates from 1653 and is the oldest surviving public library in the English-speaking world. The beautiful seventeenth-century interior is housed in well-preserved sandstone college buildings dating back to 1421. Open Monday-Friday 9-12.30 and 1.30-4.30.

Accessibility

Access is through a security barrier and over a cobbled/paved yard. The Library itself is up two short flights of stairs but parts of the medieval buildings on the ground floor may be accessible with care for wheelchair users. Library readers can have full access to materials in the ground floor reading room area.

Toilets

There are toilets on the ground floor but these are not suitable for full access by wheelchair users.

Staff

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  • Accessible Format
  • Disabled Access
  • Disabled Parking

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