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Using the Collections

The University archives can be consulted at the University Archive and Record Centre (ARC), located at the University of Manchester Main Library, Burlington St., Manchester [map of campus].

Access to the collections is by appointment only. Prospective users are requested to contact  in advance of their visit to confirm that the reading room will be open on particular dates.

Normal opening times for the ARC reading room will be 9.30-12.30, 13.30-16.30 hrs on weekdays only. The reading room is closed at weekends. Readers who have not previously registered with UML Special Collections will be required to provide a letter of reference as well as standard I.D. (passport, driver's licence, library card etc.).

For further information please contact James Peters, University Archivist (e-mail:


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