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The University of Manchester Library

Locations and opening hours

The University of Manchester Library consists of the Main Library, Alan Gilbert Learning Commons, and several site libraries.

Information on getting to Manchester and finding your way around The University of Manchester campus is available on the University's Maps and travel page.

See the individual site library pages for more information on the services and facilities offered, and the opening times for each library.

A map of the library sites is available to download:

For the opening hours of each Library see the individual locations pages on the left.


You can also download opening times for all of our libraries.

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Out of Hours Service Desk

Available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year

Telephone (day or night)
  0161 275 3751
IT Service Desk:
  0161 306 5544

For electronic resources enquiries see Search resources

Out of hours, the Service Desk is operated by Northumbria University. Details supplied during the course of managing your request will be stored and reported back to The University of Manchester who will offer further assistance, if required.