Libraries for master's students
The University of Manchester Library is here to support your learning and research throughout your master’s degree.
Explore our collection
We’re one of only five UK National Research Libraries and one of the best-resourced academic libraries in the country.
We work with course leaders to provide easy access to the books and resources you need for your master’s degree. If we don’t have the resource you need, we’ll order it for you, you can:
- Use our Library search tool to explore our collection by typing keywords into the search bar.
- Explore current reading lists for courses you’re interested in.
Our study spaces
We have libraries located across campus that offer fast, reliable Wi-Fi, individual study spaces and group study rooms, including:
- Alan Gilbert Learning Commons – a state-of-the-art flexible study environment.
- John Rylands Research Institute and Library – hosting special collections in the humanities and sciences.
- Ahmed Iqbal Ullah RACE Centre – a specialist library focusing on race, migration and ethnic diversity.
Training and skills support
Our training and skills support is designed to help you get the most out of your course. We offer face-to-face workshops and online resources on a variety of relevant topics, from improving your study and research skills to specialist areas like copyright, referencing and advanced searching.
My Learning Essentials
You'll have access to the Library’s skills programme, My Learning Essentials, which provides workshops and online academic, employability and wellbeing support.
The programme will help you to develop the skills you’ll need to complete your course, including how to research, reference and write in an academic style.