A Library for Our Third Century
Delivering Imagine2030 - Library Annual Report 2022
The University of Manchester Library has published its second annual report which tracks progress with the Imagine2030 vision. The report showcases how we have progressed our Imagine2030 Lead Priority Areas alongside the delivery of our day-to-day activities.
View the report online
Imagine2030 website now live
The website brings the vision to life through interactive and visually striking displays of progress made towards the Library's Imagine 2030 goals.
Explore the i2030 website
"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.
Download 'Imagine 2030' vision (PDF, 1.8MB)
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
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.’