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Notice: The library will be closed to the public from 1pm on Friday the 8 June 2018, for our 'Women of the Portico' event. Thank you for your patience and please find our usual opening hours on the "Visit" page.


Congratulations to Manchester on becoming a UNESCO City of Literature!

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North Manchester FM: Hannah's Bookshelf

Listen to the winners of our Sadey Massey Awards, Emily Graham and Macey Wareing, on this week's Hannah's Bookshelf on North Manchester FM. Up for discussion is the Portico Library, The Sadey Massey Awards and the girls' fantastic winning submissions!


Volumes of Culture...

The Portico Library is open to all and aims to enhance and develop life-long learning by providing and promoting access to knowledge and education in Art, History, Literature and Science.


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A 360 view of The Portico Library

Librarians at the Portico, an entirely magical hidden space high up in the city. #theta360 - Spherical Image - RICOH THETA

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