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Transport & Parking

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Our address is 57 Mosley Street, Manchester M2 3HY

By Bus

Piccadilly Bus Station is approximately 5 minutes away by foot.Many buses from around Greater Manchester stop here. The majority of services are run by First Greater Manchester, Magic Bus and Stagecoach Manchester with the remainder of services run by Arriva North West and Manchester Community Transport.
The Metroshuttle 3 bus stop at Charlotte Street is almost directly outside the Library. This is a free bus which travels around Manchester City Centre at locations including Manchester Picadilly train station and Manchester Deansgate. This bus runs every 10 minutes.

On Foot

The library is located between Piccadilly Gardens and St Peter's Square in central Manchester. We a 5-10 minute walk away from either of these.

By Metrolink

The nearest stations are Piccadilly Gardens, St Peter's Square and Market Street. You can buy your ticket via the machine on the station platform.

By Train

The nearest train station is Manchester Piccadilly which is either a 10 -15 minute walk away, or you can transfer to the Manchester Metroshuttle 3 bus and alight at Charlotte Street.
Manchester Victoria can also be reached on foot in approximately 15 minutes or by transferring to the Metrolink and alighting at Piccadilly Gardens.
Manchester Oxford Road is a 15-20 minute walk away.

By Car

Our post code is M2 3HY. Follow signs for Manchester city centre. Manchester is accessible from the East and West by the M62, from the north by the M61 and from north and south by the M6 mototways.
Nearby landmarks in central Manchester are The Bridgewater Hall and the Manchester Convention Centre. Nearby NCP car parks are located at Central, ( Lower Mosley Street, Manchester,M2 3GX), China Town ( China Town, Manchester, M1 4EE), Manchester Piccadilly Plaza ( Piccadilly Plaza, New York Street, Manchester, M1 4BD) and Manchester Chorlton Street (Chorlton Street, Manchester, M1 3FY).
Nearby disabled street parking can be found at Mount Street.

By Taxi

Nearby taxi ranks can be found at Windmill Street, outside Manchester Central and Albert Square in front of the Manchester Town Hall. These are operational 24 hours per day.