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John Rylands Library

Explore the many ancient books and scripts

The John Rylands Library is a Victorian Gothic masterpiece situated within the university - it is free and open to all seven days a week. With regular exhibitions and events there will be something to suit all those with an inquisitive nature – whatever the age!

A definite must for Harry Potter fans: surrounded by row upon row of manuscripts you really do feel as though you’ve stepped into Hogwarts.

The delightful Café Rylands situated in the stunning surroundings of the Library is not to be missed!

Offering great-tasting coffee and freshly prepared food – perfect for rejuvenating weary legs after exploring the treasures of the Rylands Library.