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Joule Library

[The main level of the Joule library]

The Joule Library holds major collections in science, engineering and technology. Management material is mainly held at the Precinct Library, part of Manchester Business School.

Address and contacts

Joule Library
The University of Manchester Library
Sackville Street Building
The University of Manchester
Manchester
M13 9PL

Telephone numbers:

Fax: 0161 306 4941

Opening hours

The last entry to the Library will be 15 minutes before the officially advertised closure time. This is to ensure that all customers can vacate the building safely and securely.

Access to the Library is by valid University of Manchester ID card.

Friday, 24 January to Sunday, 27 April
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Monday to Thursday 9am 8pm  
Friday 9am 5pm  
Saturday 9am 6pm  
Sunday 1pm 6pm  
Monday, 28 April to Wednesday, 4 June
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Monday to Friday 9am midnight  
Saturday 9am midnight  
Sunday 1pm midnight  
Thursday, 5 January to Friday, 6 June 2014
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Thursday 9am 8pm  
Friday 9am 5pm  
Saturday, 7 June to Friday, 12 September 2014
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Monday to Friday 9am 5pm  
Saturday Closed    
Sunday Closed    
Saturday, 13 September to Sunday, 14 December 2014
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Monday to Thursday 9am 8pm  
Friday 9am 5pm  
Saturday 9am 6pm  
Sunday 1pm 6pm  
Monday, 15 December to Wednesday, 24 December 2014
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Monday to Friday 9am 5pm  
Saturday Closed    
Sunday Closed    

 

The entrance to The Joule Library can be found on E floor of the Sackville Street Building (formerly the Main Building at UMIST).

Enter the building from Granby Row where you can take the lift or stairs to the Library.

Flexible study space

The newly refurbished F floor now provides a flexible study environment, including some fantastic retro seating areas.

There are 96 individual study spaces including 23 with PCs and a state-of-the-art group study room.

Food and drink guidelines

  1. You may drink from containers with lids.
  2. You may not eat food in the Library Study Areas.
  3. You may eat food in the Relaxation Area.
  4. In consideration of your fellow customers, please do not bring hot food into the Library.

Thesis binding service

The thesis binding service re-opens at its new location in the Joule Library at 9.00am on Monday 11 June. It can be found on E Floor near the main staircase to F Floor.

Opening hours of the thesis binding service are shown below. Full details of the service are available on the thesis binding page.

These opening hours are for the service point only - the bindery does not work at weekends. In term time phone us on 0161 306 4916 after 5.30pm weekdays, or at weekends if you do not have a swipe-card to access the Sackville Street Building.

Thursday, 2 January to Friday, 6 June 2014
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Monday to Thursday 9am 7pm  
Friday 9am 4.30pm  
Saturday 9am 5pm  
Sunday 1pm 5pm  

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Other facilities

There are three self-service photocopiers, two black and white copiers and one colour copier. There is also a microfiche/microfilm reader/printer. These machines are all located on the Main Level (E Floor).

The Joule Library provides access to 55 networked PCs with CD rewriters and networked printing facilities.