Get started with the Library

Welcome to The University of Manchester Library.

The Library is here to support your learning throughout your University experience.

We provide students with access to resources like books, journals and databases, training to help you succeed in your studies, and spaces to study when you’re on campus. To find out more about our services and how you can access them, visit the Get started page.

You can also attend an online drop-in session or visit us on campus to learn about using the Library from our friendly team:

Online drop-in

Join the Library’s online drop-in, where Library staff will give you an overview of all the services we offer to help you succeed in your studies. Tuesday, 13 and Thursday, 15 September 2022, on Zoom. 

Textbook Rescue

Get a free, pre-owned textbook for your subject donated by last year’s departing students. Visit the Main Library from 10am on Wednesday, 21 September 2022. First come, first served.

Chat with Library staff

Visit our Get Started stand at the Main Library to chat to our friendly staff about how the Library can support your studies. 

Find us in the Main Library foyer from 11am to 3pm, Monday to Friday (19 September to 7 October 2022).