Closure of Precinct Library and The Finance Zone

Ahead of the opening of the new Alliance Manchester Business School building in January 2019, we will be moving our Business and Management collection into the new Eddie Davies Library over the festive period.

Precinct Library will close for the final time at 8pm on Friday, 7 December, and the Eddie Davies Library will open at 9am on Wednesday, 2 January 2019.

Library customers are asked to borrow books in advance of the closure as there will be no access to print books, journals or our specialist database PCs during our move; however all our online resources will still be available.


We’re excited about moving into the new Library space as it’s a fantastic new building. We just ask that students think about what they will need for revision over the holidays and get their books out in plenty of time.
Debbie Allan, Customer Services Manager

In addition to the Precinct Library closure, The Finance Zone at Dover Street will close at 4pm on Friday, 14 December, reopening at 9am on Wednesday, 2 January 2019 in the new Eddie Davies Library.

During the move, The Finance Zone’s specialist facilities, including the Database Suite and Bloomberg Suite, will be unavailable, so customers are advised to access anything they need before we close.