Libraries and study spaces for master's students

Our libraries and study spaces give master's students access to flexible workspaces, the latest technologies and resources that are among the most extensive in the UK.

The University of Manchester Library is one of only five National Research Libraries. With more than four million printed books and manuscripts, over 29,000 unique electronic journals and 414,000 electronic books, as well as several hundred databases, this is one of the best-resourced academic libraries in the country. Alongside traditional library services, we offer self-service facilities, state-of-the-art group study areas, and Wi-Fi throughout.

Our modern £24 million Alan Gilbert Learning Commons offers you a stimulating 24/7 environment for study, combining inspiring decor with flexible spaces and the latest in learning technology.

Across campus several specialist libraries offer subject-specific and tailored services. The John Rylands Research Institute and Library, a magnificent neo-Gothic building housing some of the world’s finest collections of rare books and manuscripts, also offers a vast array of resources that are available for students to use. It is also a thriving visitor attraction, offering a wide range of free exhibitions and events throughout the year.

Find out more at the University of Manchester Library website.