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Welcome to the Library

Helpful staff

Ask a member of staff to help, we're all dressed in purple!

Welcome to all new and returning students, we’re looking forward to meeting you, and we’re ready to support you with your studies, and make sure you get the best possible learning experience while at the University.

Over the next three weeks, we’re going to be showing you how to Find, Use and Ask to get the most out of the services available in The University of Manchester Library.

The best place to start online is the Get Started webpages; they’ve got useful links to the most important bits of the Library website, to kick start your journey. On every page you’ll see a banner at the top that takes you straight to these pages.

You can also chat to our staff online, using the Library Chat tab on the right-hand side of our webpages.

You can come into the Main Library, Alan Gilbert Learning Commons, or one of our site libraries, and see us in person. We’re happy to answer any questions you might have, no matter how big or small. You can identify Library staff during the first three weeks of term, as we’re all wearing a rather fetching purple!

Lastly, make sure to follow us on social media for tons of useful info, service announcements (and the occasional cat GIF). Links to all our social media channels can be found on the left-hand side of our pages.

Updated: Tue, Sep 18, 2018