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The Portico Library's collection offers a unique insight into the minds of those who contributed to the making of the city at a time when Georgian and Victorian Manchester was shaping global history. Access is free for researchers whose areas of interest intersect with the collection's contents and staff are always on-hand to assist with enquiries. You can view examples of existing projects and resources here and begin your own project by completing the form below.

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