The Reference Library

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"The Manchester Reference Library"
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The Reference Library
St. Peter's Square,
Manchester
The library's foundation stone was laid on 6 May 1930 by the Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald.
The library was officially opened by King George V on 17 July 1934.
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Manchester was the first local authority to provide a public lending and reference library after the passing of the Public Libraries Act 1850.
The Manchester Free Library opened at Campfield in September 1852 at a ceremony attended by Charles Dickens.
When the Campfield premises were declared to be unsafe in 1877, the library was moved to the old Town Hall in King Street.
The library moved again to what is now Piccadilly Gardens, to the former outpatients wing of Manchester Royal Infirmary and an old YMCA hut in 1912.
In 1926 the city council held a competition to design an extension to the town hall and a central library. E. Vincent Harris was selected to design both buildings.
His circular design for the library, reminiscent of the Pantheon in Rome, was based on libraries in America.
The library's foundation stone was laid on 6 May 1930 by the Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald.
The library was officially opened by King George V on 17 July 1934 after he had laid the foundation stone for the Town Hall Extension.
Manchester Central Library at Night
In 1934 the Blind Collection from Deansgate and the Commercial Library from the Royal Exchange were moved to the library. The Chinese Library Service was set up in 1968.

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