A Library for Our Third Century
"Imagine2030 is one of the most significant bodies of activity undertaken by The University of Manchester Library in its long history. As The University of Manchester moves into its third century during the course of Imagine2030, the University will reimagine and confirm its status as the home of one of the world’s great libraries."
Imagine2030 is The University of Manchester Library’s vision and priorities for the next period of its development. It is intended to engage and inform our many communities of researchers, students, visiting scholars, staff and public visitors.
In redefining the role and purpose of our Library, Imagine2030 engages our staff, our University and our civic, national and international partners in a transformative body of work guided by seven enabling themes:
- Research Innovation
- Engaged Students
- Valued Services
- Open Principles and Equality
- Manchester Collections
- Creative People
- Remarkable Spaces
The themes will be delivered through three strategic programmes:
- For Manchester staff, students, alumni and communities
National Research Library in the North
- Vital to UK research
The University of Manchester Library Global
- A renowned international partner
Read our first i2030 annual report covering achievements in 2020/21.
Download the 'Imagine2030' vision on your device as a PDF document (1.8MB)
Imagine2030 is our response and contribution to the University’s strategic plan ‘Our Future.’