Winter Warm Spaces

Every library in Manchester is a ‘warm space’, a free, safe place where residents can come in and stay warm all day in a welcoming, inclusive environment. Our libraries are packed full of resources and support for all ages:


  • Free, self-service hot drinks
  • Comfortable seating and welcoming spaces 
  • Free Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Newspapers
  • Information and advice
  • Staff who can signpost to other support agencies
  • Digital drop-ins one day a week
  • Under 5s story times once a week at 11am (ask your local library for more details).

Find your local library and read about their library services 

Find a Warm Welcome Space Today

Nearly 3000 registered organisations have opened free, warm, welcoming spaces for the public this winter across the UK. You can use this Warm Welcome Interactive Map to find your nearest warm space, including libraries and other spaces in Manchester and further afield.

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