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Library Lover (Joint Membership)

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Love Manchester Central Library?
Become a Central Library Lover and enjoy a great range of benefits while supporting our valuable work.

Join our Library Lovers scheme and you’ll enjoy exclusive events, previews and discounts throughout the year whilst supporting the work of Central Library.

By signing up you will also receive a personal membership card, and a free fine-art print featuring E. Wigglesworth’s celebrated 1934 art deco image of Central Library and St Peter’s Square.

Your support will help the Library undertake valuable conservation work, run more community events, programme more live concerts, hold more author readings, put on more film screenings and host more exhibitions.

When you join as a Library Lover you will not only be contributing directly to the work of the Central Library Development Trust*, you will become part of a community of supporters who enjoy exclusive access to special events, discounts and member only activities.

Central Library Lover benefits include:

  • Invites to exclusive exhibition previews and events including author evenings and film screenings
  • 10% discount in the Library shop and Café, plus other savings on ticketed events throughout the year
  • Library ‘treasures tours’ and handling sessions with rare artefacts
  • Opportunities to enjoy behind-the-scenes tours led by dedicated library staff
  • News updates on Library activities and the work of the Development Trust
    NB Some events will have limited spaces, and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis 

    Why We Need Your Support
    The Central Library Development Trust raises funds to complement Manchester City Council’s core commitment to the Library to enable the programming of more events and activities, such as extending its opening hours some evenings and weekends, which it otherwise could not afford to do.

    We are also passionate about supporting the outreach work of Central Library, and Trust funds are used to help develop engagement programmes and events for all sections of the community.

    For more information about Manchester Central Library Development Trust please visit

    * Manchester Central Library Development Trust is a UK registered charity (no.1150161) established to help the venue extend its range of services, preserve and protect its collections and redefine what a library is in the 21st Century.