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Stopford Library

Address and contact

The Stopford Library
3rd Floor
Stopford Building
Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences
The University of Manchester
Oxford Road
M13 9PT

Tel: 0161 275 5540 (Internal number x55540)

Email: uml.stopfordgeneral@manchester.ac.uk

Stopford Team:

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.

Monday, 13 April to Sunday, 26 April 2015
Monday 9am 5.30pm  
Tuesday 9am 5.30pm  
Wednesday 9am 5pm  
Thursday 9am 5.30pm  
Friday 9am 5pm  
Saturday Closed  
Sunday Closed  


Monday, 27 April to Friday, 5 June 2015
Monday - Thursday 9am 10pm  
Friday 9am 5pm  
Saturday Closed  
Sunday Closed  
Saturday, 6 June to Sunday, 13 September 2015
Monday to Friday 9am 4.30pm  Closed for lunch 1pm - 2pm
Saturday Closed  
Sunday Closed  

Collections and resources

The Stopford Library serves the Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences.

The Library holds core texts and also other recommended reading for first and second year students in the schools of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmacy. We also hold recommended reading for students in the Faculty of Life Sciences.

We have 10 sets of half skeletons, two iPads and several anatomical models which are all loanable.

There is also a life size vertical skeleton for use in the Library affectionately known as Ernest. We have a small anatomy DVD collection and sell basic stationery products.


There are 2 MFDs (one colour and one black and white), and 12 quick-use PCs.

The Library is for quiet working with a separate silent study area (Except during the examination period when the whole library is for silent study only).

There are six state of the art study rooms which can be booked for up to 3 hours at a time online via My Manchester. More information can be found on our group study room pages.

Bottled water and covered drinks may be consumed in the Library.