Get Started with the Library

Welcome to the University of Manchester Library

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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. 

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

  • Library tours: Take a tour of the Main Library and we will give you an overview of all the services we offer to support your studies.
  • Individual Library tours: We have one-to-one tours of the Main Library for those who prefer to avoid large groups.
  • Parent and carer induction sessions: We offer a ‘static’ tour of the Library in the Ground Floor Seminar Room, Main Library. Children welcome
  • Get Started with the Library: Whether you're a new or returning student, we want to welcome you to the Library! Join us at our introductory Q&A session to hear an overview of the support available at the Library or ask us anything about our resources and services.
    • Join us online Tuesday, 12 September, 2pm-3.30pm, on Zoom. Book your place
    • Join us on campus Friday, 22 September or Friday, 29 September at 12pm-1pm, in the Ground Floor Seminar Room, Main Library. Book your place
  • 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 Thursday, 21 September.
    • First come, first served - limited stocks!
  • 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-3pm, Monday-Friday from 18 September - 6 October.
  • Need IT support?: Our Library Digital Support team are based in Main Library and AGLC and can help answer any IT questions relating to your Library account, including your IT account, printing, 2-factor authentication, Eduroam access and more. 

To find out about all our services and how you can access them, visit the Get Started page.