menu icon mobile devices search icon mobile devicesSearch the site

News

Blackboard Catalyst Award 2017
(Updated: Thu, Jul 27, 2017)
My Learning Essentials wins global award for Community Engagement

Una Naranja Mecánica
(Updated: Thu, Feb 23, 2017)
The Library has received a large collection of Anthony Burgess novels translated into a variety of languages

Historic Dunkirk Evacuation footage found by Library
(Updated: Tue, Feb 21, 2017)
Unique and historically significant films shot 75 years ago, during the evacuation of Allied forces from Dunkirk in 1940, have been discovered at The University of Manchester Library.

Stories of our time
(Updated: Mon, Jan 16, 2017)
The University of Manchester Library has recently acquired a number of digitised newspaper archives

Textbook rescue returns in January
(Updated: Wed, Dec 7, 2016)
Do you have any textbooks from Semester 1 that you don't need any further? Donate them to next year's students after the exams!

Trial access to leading historical resources from ProQuest
(Updated: Mon, Oct 24, 2016)
The Library has a trial subscription to a number of new databases until the end of December

BookedIn Closing
(Updated: Fri, Sep 2, 2016)
BookedIn will close on Friday, 16 September

Make e-journal access easier on any device
(Updated: Fri, Jul 29, 2016)
BrowZine, an e-journal browsing app, is available through the Library's databases page.

New look Library Search is now live
(Updated: Tue, Jul 5, 2016)
Following an initial launch of a new beta version of Library Search in April, we have reviewed feedback and incorporated it into a final version. The new look Library Search went live on Monday, 4 July.

Main Library temporary closure and essential maintenance
(Updated: Thu, Jun 30, 2016)
Main Library will be closed on Saturday, 2 July for essential maintenance.

My Manchester has changed
(Updated: Tue, Jun 14, 2016)
The new look My Manchester is live from Wednesday, 15 May. There are new updates for you to enjoy and some key changes to how you be able to access Library content and services.

Japanese maps: The geography of the Edo period.
(Updated: Fri, Apr 15, 2016)
‌In partnership with the School of Arts Languages and Cultures, the Japan Foundation and The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation.

Main Library Extended Opening Hours
(Updated: Fri, Apr 8, 2016)
We’re happy to announce that we’ll be extending Main Library opening hours in the run-up to exams

Son spots father on Historic Dunkirk footage
(Updated: Thu, Mar 24, 2016)
A Cheshire man spotted his father on historic footage of the Dunkirk evacuation which was originally discovered at The University of Manchester Library.

Campus maps through time
(Updated: Tue, Mar 15, 2016)
The Library has recently digitised a unique collection of historic documents encompassing original campus maps, development site plans, architectural drawings and historic student guides.

Choose your reservation pick up location
(Updated: Wed, Feb 10, 2016)
A new service has just been launched which allows University of Manchester staff and students to choose which location they would like to pick up their reservations from.

Rare Iranian newspaper archive documents 1979 Revolution
(Updated: Fri, Jan 29, 2016)
A two year project to digitise Iranian newspapers charting the Western-backed 1953 coup d'état against Iran’s popularly supported government and the 1979 Revolution has been launched by The University of Manchester.

Magic, Witches & Devils at The John Rylands Library
(Updated: Fri, Jan 29, 2016)
Rare books, prints, manuscripts and objects that illuminate the roots of our obsession with supernatural powers

Library wins grant to catalogue C.P. Scott letters from Guardian Archive
(Updated: Fri, Nov 13, 2015)
The University of Manchester Library has been awarded a £40,000 grant for a new cataloguing project titled ‘What the Papers Say: The Editorial Correspondence of C.P. Scott in the Guardian Archive’.

Facial recognition software solves Gaskell mystery
(Updated: Wed, Nov 11, 2015)
On the 150th anniversary of the death of Elizabeth Gaskell (12 November 1865), a long-held mystery surrounding the true identity of a silhouette suspected to be of the Victorian novelist has been solved.

Laptop loans now available
(Updated: Tue, Oct 20, 2015)
You can now borrow laptops from the Main Library and Alan Gilbert Learning Commons

The John Rylands Library one of the world's 10 most beautiful libraries
(Updated: Wed, Aug 26, 2015)
BBC Culture asked readers to share the most beautiful libraries they've ever visited anywhere in the world

Precinct Library - Temporary Disruption
(Updated: Wed, Aug 5, 2015)
From Monday, 10 August until Sunday, 6 September, Precinct Library will experience temporary noise and service disruption due to the removal of the link bridge across Oxford Road.

Rare Elizabeth Gaskell manuscripts go digital for the first time
(Updated: Wed, Jul 22, 2015)
The only known complete handwritten manuscript of one of Elizabeth Gaskell’s novels will feature in the world’s largest online collection of her works which went live this week – giving the public free unlimited access to it for the first time.

Library Search is being updated on Sunday, 5 July
(Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015)
Library Search will be unavailable during the early hours of Sunday morning while an important update takes place.

The John Rylands Library in ten most beautiful libraries list
(Updated: Wed, Jun 3, 2015)
The John Rylands Library has been named one of the ten most beautiful libraries in the UK, by culturetrip.com.

Updated: Regarding recent fire alarms in the Main Library
(Updated: Fri, May 15, 2015)
Fire alarms in May

The John Rylands Research Institute hosts its second Annual Lecture
(Updated: Fri, May 8, 2015)
Providing an insight into fascinating research and revealing the riches of the Rylands

Zzz Zone
(Updated: Thu, May 7, 2015)
Need an energy boost to help you study?

Changes to MBS library facilities - update
(Updated: Thu, Apr 30, 2015)
The Eddie Davies Library is now closed.

Election themed images: Satirical cartoons from the 1874 general election
(Updated: Fri, Apr 24, 2015)
With less than 3 weeks to go before the General Election, The University of Manchester Library’s John Rylands Library is highlighting a handful of 19th century satirical prints dating from the 1874 general election.

Changes to MBS library facilities
(Updated: Wed, Mar 25, 2015)
To support the development of teaching and learning facilities in MBS, which is about to begin, important changes to MBS library facilities are announced.

University Library wins Digital Preservation Award
(Updated: Fri, Jan 23, 2015)
The University of Manchester Library was proud to receive the award for Safeguarding the Digital Legacy at the prestigious international Digital Preservation Awards in London this week.

Let The John Rylands Library inspire your Mo!
(Updated: Wed, Jan 21, 2015)
#jrlphotoaday continues with a distinctly moustachioed theme!

Library wins cataloguing grant for Guardian Archive
(Updated: Tue, Feb 28, 2017)
The University of Manchester Library has been awarded the 2015 Business Archives Council’s (BAC) cataloguing grant, to fund its project ‘Behind the Headlines: documenting the people in the Guardian Archive’.

Science Lectures for the People
(Updated: Wed, Mar 8, 2017)
The beginnings of the University’s long-standing involvement with its local community can be traced right back to its own origins in the nineteenth century

New exhibition lifts lid on leading ‘60s counterculture troublemaker
(Updated: Tue, Feb 28, 2017)
One of the North’s great unsung anti-heroes is to get the wider recognition he deserves in a major new exhibition The John Rylands Library.

Discover Manchester’s history with The John Rylands Library
(Updated: Tue, Feb 28, 2017)
Supporting Manchester Histories Festival, the Library will be celebrating the city’s most pioneering women and sharing captivating images from our Guardian Archive.

Can we help?