Our unique library and archive collections tell the story of race, migration and multiculturalism, anti-racist activism and the fight for social justice in Greater Manchester, the UK and beyond.
Our collections consist of publications, teaching resources, oral history material, historical archives, local studies material and more. Much of this collection is loanable.
Explore our collections
All of our resources can be found through the Manchester Libraries catalogue Advanced Search.
Find out about the extensive collection of books and resources available in our open access library.
Our historical archive is a rich resource for anyone interested in global majority people and communities; anti-racist activism and the development of thinking about race and racism.
Discover the memories, views and unique experiences of global majority people and anti-racist activists captured in our oral histories.
Find out how to donate material and help us to preserve the history of our diverse communities