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Your Minute to Win It

Take part in our short video competition and you could win a £30 Amazon voucher

Help us to celebrate the Alan Gilbert Learning Commons' recent triumph in the Guardian University Awards by sharing your own winning moment with us in 60 seconds or less.

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My Learning Essentials

The Library's new skills programme

My Learning Essentials is our comprehensive programme of online resources, workshops and skills clinics designed to help you to develop your academic and employability skills.

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Congratulations to Jack Green the winner of the 2014 Eureka! Library Innovation Challenge.

In a thrilling and entertaining final, presented by Phill Jupitus, Jack's idea for a Book Delivery App won the £1000 first prize.

Runners-up Harriet Hill-Payne and Cal Robinson were awarded £500 and £250 pounds respectively.

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Guardian University Award

Guardian University Award for the University of Manchester Library

The University of Manchester Library has won the Facilities Project category in the 2014 Guardian University Awards for its innovative and highly collaborative project, The Alan Gilbert Learning Commons.

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The John Rylands Library

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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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