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The Main Library, Oxford Road campus


The University of Manchester Library is one of only five National Research Libraries in the UK.

With more than four million printed books and manuscripts, over 41,000 electronic journals and 500,000 electronic books, as well as several hundred databases, the library is one of the best-resourced academic libraries in the country.

Our primary aim is to support students and staff of The University of Manchester in all areas of their studies. We are also fully committed to widening participation, providing access to many of our services for individual researchers, schools and the local community.