A weekly series of “Memory Boxes” is being published online, featuring highlights from the city’s photographic collections which give insights into the history of neighbourhoods across Manchester.
Manchester City Council will begin the phased process of safely welcoming residents back to their local libraries from Saturday 4 July.
Loans of e-books and e-audiobooks in Manchester are booming, thanks to a free online service offered to the public by the city’s library service.
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Manchester residents are being urged to help shape the future of their local library by taking part in the Public Library User Survey.
The 1919 Addison Act sparked the first major wave of social housing in the UK. 100 years on, a new exhibition celebrates the home building that housed generations of Manchester people.
A giant book club is about to take over the North West - and you're invited to join.
A programme of events celebrating the centenary of Manchester’s business library service is being held at Central Library.
A new project being run by Manchester archivists will save more than 5,000 vulnerable sound recordings over the next five years, by digitising them for future generations.
Ivan Wadeson has been appointed as the first Executive Director of Manchester City of Literature
Manchester City of Literature has announced the appointment of Manchester based novelist, poet and screenwriter Zahid Hussain as the first Chair of the Board of Trustees.
The story of how thousands of documents were saved from destruction by the Nazis in the Warsaw Ghetto will be shown for the first time.
A record number of young people and adults in Manchester have championed reading this year and successfully completed the Reading Ahead challenge.
Manchester has been successful in its bid to join UNESCO’s worldwide Creative Cities network as a City of Literature.
Basketball players, bosses, actors, park wardens - and even a llama - joined children and adults across the city this week to take part in Read Manchester's challenge to ‘drop everything and read’.
Children and adults across Manchester are being challenged to ‘drop everything and read’ for ten minutes on National Poetry Day
Budding entrepreneurs are invited to receive business advice from experts and hear their inspiring stories at Start-Up Day, at Manchester Central Library.
BookBenches painted with literary designs by Manchester schools and community groups will pop up across Manchester this summer, helping to spark a love of reading across the city.
Central Library is opening its doors on the evening of Saturday 22 April for a retro-party in one of the most iconic historic buildings in Manchester.
Rock legend Chrissie Hynde dropped into Manchester Central Library for a tour of the Oasis:DNA exhibition.
Budding entrepreneurs are invited to receive business advice from experts and hear their inspiring stories at Start Up Day, at Manchester Central Library.
Businesses from across the city have pledged their support for the Read Manchestercampaign at a breakfast event hosted by Sir Howard Bernstein, Chief Executive of Manchester City Council.
Satisfaction with Manchester’s library service has climbed to more than 93 per cent, according to a recent survey
Central Library is to host a national flagship event to celebrate books and reading.
Members of the Council’s Executive have published their priorities for the period up to 2020 to help support the Our Manchester strategy for the city.
An adult learner from Manchester has proved she is one in a million by beating off competition from adult learners up and down the country to win a national award.
Families are invited to join in the fun this Sunday - at Central Library - to celebrate a summer of the Big Friendly Read - The Summer Reading Challenge.
Today, Tuesday 22 March marks the second anniversary of the reopening of Central Library – and 2.5 million people have already visited the Manchester landmark since its reopening in 2014.
A brand new campaign to improve literacy levels and get Manchester reading has attracted millionaire backing - twenty millionaires to be precise - all pupils at Plymouth Grove Primary School.
Suffragette City – Manchester’s Central Library hosts exhibition celebrating the life of Annot Robinson
Central Library is hosting an exhibition to celebrate the remarkable life of suffragette Annot Robinson.
A star of children's fiction has helped Manchester to launch its World Book Day celebrations.
Manchester library users will soon be able to borrow books from other libraries across the region, thanks to a new initiative launching on National Libraries Day.
Manchester Central Library has been awarded Archive Service Accreditation.
Manchester Central Library was reborn on Saturday 22 March, as it opened its doors to the public after undergoing a transformation during the last three and a half years.
Residents are invited to the launch of the new Barlow Moor Community Library on Saturday 15 February.
A brand new library opened its doors in the Abraham Moss Centre, Crumpsall, today, Monday 3 February.
A new website designed to showcase Manchester’s rich history is now live.
More than six million Manchester parish records, dating back as far as 1538, can be now viewed online for free at Manchester Libraries.
Manchester Libraries have launched a new app for mobile devices, which is available to download for free.
Manchester Libraries have developed a new online toolkit packed with information and support for jobseekers.
The Lord Mayor of Manchester formally opens a library and learning centre in Higher Blackley at 11:30am on Saturday 12 May, as part of a Family Funday of activities to celebrate the new centre.
A new charity will be formed to support additional activities of Manchester Central Library intended to complement and add value to Manchester City Council’s major ongoing commitment to core services.