Find out the latest news and updates from the Library.
Exam Extra returns in January
13 Dec 2018
Exam Extra is back in the new year, with extended opening hours, workshops and online resources, more study spaces and more staff to help support you in your exams. Here’s just a few things you can take advantage of: The Main Library will...
Closure of Precinct Library and The Finance Zone
8 Nov 2018
Ahead of the opening of the new Alliance Manchester Business School building in January 2019, we will be moving our Business and Management collection into the new Eddie Davies Library over the festive period. Precinct Library will close for the ...
New University Librarian and Director of The John Rylands Library
2 Nov 2018
Christopher Pressler has been appointed as new University Librarian and will join us on 1 February 2019, from Dublin City University (DCU), where he is currently University Librarian and Director of the Irish Modern Archives Research Centre. He ...
Get support with your studies from My Learning Essentials
25 Oct 2018
My Learning Essentials is the Library’s award-winning skills support programme. The programme includes both face-to-face workshops and online resources covering a range of different topics –. Want to develop your skills in academic ...
New cafe space open at The John Rylands Library
15 Oct 2018
Enriqueta’s, the new cafe space at The John Rylands Library, is officially open. Serving coffee, tea and a selection of cakes, the cafe will be open seven days a week. But where did the cafe’s name come from? The John Rylands ...
Academic Engagement Librarians share successes
8 Oct 2018
Our Academic Engagement Librarians are proud to share Library highlights of the past year and a preview of what’s to come in the next 12 months. Some of the topics covered include: recent enhancements to Pure; the Library’s Order a ...
Welcome to the Library
18 Sep 2018
Welcome to all new and returning students, we’re looking forward to meeting you, and we’re ready to support you with your studies, and make sure you get the best possible learning experience while at the University. Over the next three...
Teaching excellence at the Library
11 Sep 2018
The Library’s Learning Development Manager Jennie Blake has been recognised for her outstanding impact on student outcomes and the teaching profession by being named as a National Teaching Fellow. The National Teaching Fellowships ...
Continue using the Library as a graduate
31 Aug 2018
You’ve done it! Congratulations to all this year’s summer graduates. Make sure to come and see us before you go. Take a few selfies, show your family your favourite spot for pulling an all-nighter (studying, of course). And don’t...
Library teaching effort continues over summer
9 Aug 2018
The Library has a long standing relationship with the University Language Centre, providing support during the summer period for their pre-sessional students. These students undertake a range of courses which are designed to help them develop the ...
Get up-to-date with e-journal publications in one place
27 Jul 2018
BrowZine is an app (and website) students and staff at The University of Manchester can access courtesy of the Library which enables you to browse, read and stay up-to-date with content published in e-journals in one simple interface. Journals on a ...
Over 1,500 new items available thanks to you
10 Jul 2018
We understand how frustrating it can be when you can’t find the book you need, which is why we’re pleased to report that 1,617 requests have been processed through the 'Order a book' service since it launched in February. Students ...
The Big Book Move
20 Jun 2018
The Big Book Move is the name for work which will see more than 21 kilometres of books re-shelved to new locations around Main Library to make books – including High Demand – part of a single, user friendly sequence so they will be easier...
HEFCE Consortium Project to Widen Participation in Postgraduate Study
12 Jun 2018
At The University of Manchester Library a key ambition for teaching, learning and the student experience is for there to be no barriers to studying and no boundaries to learning so we were delighted to be recently given the opportunity to contribute ...
Carcanet Press Email Preservation Project
10 May 2018
The University of Manchester Library's Carcanet Press Email Preservation Project won the award for 'safeguarding the digital legacy' at the Digital Preservation Awards in January 2015. Collecting institutions like the University of ...
Discover Manchester’s history with The John Rylands Library
28 Feb 2018
Supporting Manchester Histories Festival, The John Rylands Library will be celebrating the city's most pioneering women and sharing captivating images from our Guardian Archive. Manchester Histories Festival is back for its third biennial ...
First week success for the Library's 'Order a book' service
26 Feb 2018
Students across The University of Manchester are already opting to use the ‘Order a book’ service, provided by the Library. Since the service launched on Monday, 19 February, more than 200 requests for books have been made by students,...
Una Naranja Mecánica
23 Feb 2018
In the centenary year of famous Manchester alumnus Anthony Burgess (1917-1993) The University of Manchester Library has received a donation from the International Anthony Burgess Foundation of a collection of his novels, translated into a ...
Access Times Higher Education for free with the Library
15 Feb 2018
All University of Manchester staff and students can now get quick, free access to Times Higher Education in just a few easy steps. Set up your account using your university email address, and enjoy unlimited online access to the magazine via the ...
2 Oct 2017
The Library Access browser extension provides quick and simple access to electronic resources courtesy of The University of Manchester Library without having to visit the Library website first. The extension will pop-up and notify you when you are...
Blackboard Catalyst Award 2017
24 Jul 2017
The University of Manchester Library’s contribution to Widening Participation (WP) through its My Learning Essentials (MLE) resources has been recognised with a Catalyst Award for Community Engagement, awarded by Blackboard Inc. This award ...
Historic Dunkirk evacuation footage found by Library
21 Feb 2017
Unique and historically significant films shot 75 years ago, during the evacuation of Allied forces from Dunkirk in 1940, have been discovered at The University of Manchester Library. The videos can be viewed on YouTube. The reels of black and ...
Stories of our time
16 Jan 2017
The University of Manchester Library has recently acquired a number of online digitised newspaper archives covering a wide variety of titles from all over the globe, and stretching as far back as 1746. From The Irish Times to The Times of India, and ...
Rare Iranian newspaper archive document 1979 Revolution
2 Jan 2017
The archive, a world first, is a unique historical source chronicling these momentous events in such publications as Mardum-i Iran, Ayandegan and Tehran Mosavvar, some of the most influential and popular daily newspapers in Iran at the time. The ...