Fallowfield Community Library is a shining example of the power of community. The library was on the brink of closure in 2013, until more than 80 volunteers stepped in to help run it. Now, alongside book borrowing, the library offers a range of activities from knitting clubs to language classes, a homework club for 8-16 year olds, craft clubs and IT sessions.

All of Manchester's libraries have restricted and changing opening hours due to ongoing coronavirus restrictions; check with individual libraries for opening times before you set out.