How to Find Us

The MLFHS Family History Help Desk is located on the ground floor of Manchester Central Library at St. Peter's Square. For a map showing the location of Central Library please CLICK HERE. Our location is on the far side from the main entrance as shown below.

The Help Desk is open every weekday, Monday to Friday, except for Bank Holidays, between 10.30am and 3.30pm.

Public Transport
Central Library is adjacent to the St. Peter's Square Metrolink station with direct services from Altrincham, East Didsbury, Eccles and Bury and simple connections from other lines. Many bus services from South Manchester stop at the Oxford Street end of Portland Street, which is a five minute walk from the library. Other services may arrive at Shudehill Interchange or Piccadilly Bus Station. Shudehill is about 15 minutes and Piccadilly about 10 minutes walk from the library. There are Metrolink connections adjacent to both of these bus terminals.

Arriving by Car
If you can avoid coming by car then do! There is no parking at Central Library including (during building works) disabled parking. There are a number of car parks in the vicinity but parking charges are relatively high. Visitors arriving by car are advised to consider parking at a Metrolink station and completing their journey by Metrolink. More information about parking at Metrolink stations can be found on the Metrolink web site.

Wheelchair Access
There is full access to and within the building for wheelchair users.

Amended 26 August 2014 - John Marsden