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Main Library

Main Library closure - Saturday 29 July 2017

The Main Library will be closed on Saturday 29 July 2017 for essential maintenance.

While the Main Library is closed, you can return books to the Alan Gilbert Learning Commons, which is open 9am - 5pm.


The Main Library holds the principal collections for teaching and research in the humanities, education, law, medicine, science and the social sciences.


The Main Library
Oxford Road
M13 9PP

+44 (0)161 275 3751

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, 12 June to Friday, 15 September 2017

  • Monday to Friday: 8am to 7pm
  • Saturday: 9am to 5pm
  • Sunday: Closed
  • Notes:

    • Closed on Saturday, 29 July for essential maintenance
    • Closed on Monday, 28 August (public holiday)

Lost property

Lost Property is normally handed into the Customer Services Desk of the Main Library.

All items are kept for a limited time, after which they are passed to the Student Services Centre.

We strongly advise you to contact the Customer Services Desk if you think you may have lost an item in the Main Library tel. +44 (0)161 275 3716 or email

Toilet facilities

Toilet facilities in the Main Library are located in the Blue Area on all floors with the exception of the Ground floor. They can be found off the landings on staircase 1.

Facilities for disabled customers can be found on Blue Area Ground and Blue Area 1.

Prayer facilities

There are no prayer facilities within the library. However prayer facilities are available throughout the University Campus.

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