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Main Library reception

Main Library

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

Address

The Main Library
Oxford Road
Manchester
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.

    Saturday, 17 December to Thursday, 22 December 2016

  • Saturday: 9am to 5pm
  • Sunday: 9am to 5pm
  • Monday to Thursday: 8am - 8pm

    Friday, 23 December 2016 to Monday, 2 January 2017

  • Friday, 23 Dec - Monday, 2 Jan: Closed

    Tuesday, 3 January to Friday, 27 January 2017

  • Monday to Friday: 8am to 2am
  • Saturday: 9am to 2am
  • Sunday: 9am to 2am
  • Notes:

    • From 8pm, Monday to Friday and 5pm, Saturday and Sunday, access will be by valid ID card only. The building will be staffed by Constant Security.

    Saturday, 28 January to Friday, 31 March 2017

  • Monday to Friday: 8am to 12 midnight
  • Saturday: 9am to 12 midnight
  • Sunday: 9am to 12 midnight
  • Notes:

    • From 8pm, Monday to Friday and 5pm, Saturday and Sunday, access will be by valid ID card only. The building will be staffed by Constant Security.

    Saturday, 1 April to Sunday, 23 April 2017

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

    • Closed Friday, 14 April to Monday, 17 April 2017

    Monday, 24 April to Wednesday, 7 June 2017

  • Monday* to Friday: 8am to midnight
  • Saturday: 9am to midnight
  • Sunday: 9am to midnight
  • Notes:

    • *Monday, 1 May and Monday, 29 May 2017: Open 9am to midnight
      On these days the Library will be staffed by security only. Access will be with a valid University of Manchester Library ID card only.

    Thursday, 8 June to Saturday, 10 June 2017

  • Thursday and Friday: 8am to 8pm
  • Saturday: 9am to 5pm

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 uml.membership@manchester.ac.uk.

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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