1. From Historical Fact to Contemporary Fiction

    We recently enjoyed a fruitful collaboration with Manchester Metropolitan University on their CPD course ‘From Historical Fact to Contemporary Fiction’, taught by author Livi Michael. We are pleased to present...

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  2. What’s it like to volunteer here?

    We’re always looking for enthusiastic volunteers to join our friendly team. If you enjoy meeting people from all walks of life, and share our passion for providing an excellent welcome...

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  3. Robert Rose, the Bard of Colour

    For a brief period in the nineteenth century Manchester’s leading literary watering hole was the Sun Inn, a timber-framed building located opposite the entrance to Chetham’s on Long Millgate. In...

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  4. An unusual acquisition

    Every so often the Library is compelled to acquire a book or a manuscript because it is so unusual and quite unlike anything else that we have. This large broadside,...

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  5. Accidental heroes – getting in on the act

    We’re in the midst of the digital portion of one of our current projects, putting swathes of material from our Salford and district collections online. With the help and support...

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  6. The Pringle Collection

    Our volunteer Paul Carpenter writes about the collection of the late Ian Pringle: The Library is always making new acquisitions. One of the latest and certainly the largest this year,...

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