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Please note that the Library will be closed to visitors on Tuesday 5th December between 11am and 3pm, as we have a private function taking place. We hope you will accept our apologies for any inconvenience.


We have been experiencing some power cuts (nothing to do with not paying our bill!) which may be repeated until an underground cable in the area can be located and permanently repaired. If you plan to visit the Library please would you telephone us in advance of your visit to check whether we have power? Please be warned, nevertheless, that the power may cut off during your visit.


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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