We've gone mobile
Want to be one of the first people to try our new mobile friendly website?
From Tuesday, 5 May to Thursday, 4 June
We'll be providing revision support sessions, wellbeing activities, extra study spaces and staff to support you.
My Learning Essentials
The Library's award-winning skills programme
My Learning Essentials is our comprehensive programme of online resources, workshops and drop-ins designed to support your personal and academic development.
Books on demand
If you need it, we'll buy it
Due to the popularity of ebooks on demand, we have now spent all of our budget and the current cycle of ebooks on demand is therefore now closed for this academic year. However you can still participate in the Print books on demand scheme which remains open.
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How to use the Library
Services we provide
- Open Access at Manchester
- Document Supply and Inter-Library Loans
- DigiLab NEW
- Books on demand
- Group Study Rooms
- High Demand
- Centre for Heritage Imaging and Collection Care
- Printing and binding
- Digitisation services
- Services for business
- Services for alumni
Locations and opening hours...
- Election themed images: Satirical cartoons from the 1874 general election
- Changes to MBS library facilities - update 4
- Changes to MBS library facilities - update 3
- Changes to MBS library facilities - update 2
The John Rylands Library
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.Opening hours for visitors
- Merchants of Print: From Venice to Manchester, 29 January to 21 June
- What’s the Weather Like Today?, 12 March to 28 June
Events and tours