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The University of Manchester Library


Welcome to all our new students

These are the things you'll need to do to use the Library:

Pick up you student ID card - this is your Library card;
Get your Library PIN from My Manchester;
Find your Library and nearest PC cluster.

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Textbook Rescue

Find your site library and you could find yourself with a free textbook

From 15 to 19 September, new students are invited to visit their site library and be in with the chance of getting a free, quality used textbook.

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My Learning Essentials

The Library's award-winning skills programme

My Learning Essentials is our comprehensive programme of online resources, workshops and skills clinics designed to support your personal and academic development.

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Personal Device Support Desk

Get help with your computer, smartphone or tablet. Software set-up,virus removal, WiFi, general advice and more. Find us on Floor 1 in the Alan Gilbert Learning Commons.

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The John Rylands Library

John Rylands Deansgate

Built in the 1890s, The John Rylands Library is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful libraries in the world; both the building and its collections are of outstanding international significance.

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Special Collections

The John Rylands Library is not just a magnificent building - it is also a working academic library where researchers can consult the collections in the modern Elsevier Reading Room.

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